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Barbara West, Director of Student Teacher Placement/Licensing, shared with the Education Department and the university her decision to retire, at the end of this academic year. We are grateful for Barbara’s service, as she has contributed much to Augsburg over the past 24 years. Barbara has played, with others over the years, a significant role in the Augsburg journey! For her long years of service, the Education Department has nominated Barbara for emeritus status, as one way and possibility of recognizing the contributions of non-tenure-track faculty with 15+ years of service to the institution. The recommendation will be brought to the Board for approval at the end of the current academic year.
Please pause, with us, for a moment to reflect on how the institution is strengthened by the many contributions of individual faculty and staff, and how each brings a unique gift as a “thread” to a broader story and narrative that is made stronger over time. In this light and journey, please help me thank Barbara West for her service: Thank you Barbara for your work and service to the department, university, field and to our students.