Saying goodbye to a member of the College of Charleston family is never easy – but sometimes it’s cause for celebration, too.

Such is the case for the 26 employees who’ve retired from the College between January and June 2023.

“We are grateful to all of our employees who have retired over the past six months, and we salute them for everything they have done to make the College a better place,” says Ed Pope, vice president of human resources at the College of Charleston. “We wish them all the best in their next chapter.”

RELATED: Find out how retired faculty and staff stay connected to the College through the College of Charleston Retired Faculty and Staff Council.

Best wishes and a huge thank-you goes out to the following recently retired College of Charleston staff and faculty!

  • Marguerite J. Archie-Hudson, Department of Political Science
  • Dawn S. Bare, Office of the Registrar
  • Pamela C. Bennett, Campus Services HQ
  • Phillip Dustan, Department of Biology
  • Karen A. Eippert, School of Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering
  • Robert “Bob” Frash, Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Barbara S. Hallberg, Campus Services
  • William Barney Holt, Division of Institutional Advancement
  • Patricia K. Janes, Department of Psychology
  • Lynda J. Keller, Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services
  • George J. Pothering, Department of Computer Science
  • Blondell J. Richardson, Housing-Custodial Services
  • Benjamin Rivers Jr., Housing-Custodial Services
  • Anthony D. Rose, Custodial Services
  • Dale R. Rosengarten, College of Charleston Libraries
  • James “Jamey” Rudisell, Division of Information Technology
  • Laura S. Sanders, Office of Admissions
  • Eugene “Gene” Sessoms, Campus Recreation Services
  • Deborah L. Shumate, Facilities Management
  • Joseph “Judd” Smalls, Mail Services
  • Richard J. Southgate, Department of Biology
  • Barbara P. Szydlo, Office of Budgeting and Payroll Services
  • Antone T. Thompson, Custodial Services
  • Meta L. Van Sickle, Department of Teacher Education
  • Deloris W. VanDyke, Office of Admissions
  • Valerie D. Wittrell, Department of Public Safety