We are sad to report the passing away of Lynn Kaiser on June 26 from cancer. Lynn went on medical leave last summer and recently officially retired. Lynn devoted 30 years to Stanford, working in various departments during her long career. Her countless contributions to Stanford’s mission will be missed, as will her quiet and kind personality. We will long remember Lynn as a friend and devoted colleague.
IR&DS hired Susan Hawke last summer to work with Paddy McGowan to support the University’s needs for student-related information while Lynn Kaiser was on medical leave. We are so pleased that she has decided to join the Farm for the long term!
Susan came to us from HP/Agilent, where she worked for 28 years. While with HP, she traveled to HP Productivity computer shows nationwide as part of the Registration team, where she had the frequent opportunity to chat with Bill (Hewlett) and Dave (Packard)! For Agilent, she worked as a report developer to support worldwide support business reporting against Oracle and Siebel platforms.
Susan received her B.S. in mathematics from Santa Clara University, while also satisfying the requirements for a B.A. in German. Susan then attended Stanford and earned an M.A. in linguistics. Between high school and college, she spent a year in Germany as a foreign exchange student.
When not working, Susan enjoys jogging, reading, theatre and traveling to London and Cambridge in the UK.
IR&DS was pleased to have Yan Huang working with us this spring on a leave from her doctoral studies from Ohio University. Yan is originally from Nanjing, China. She completed her undergraduate degree in Economics at Nanjing University. In 2005, she received a master’s degree in the field of Educational Research and Evaluation from Ohio University, and is currently working to complete her doctoral work. Her research interests focus on measures to improve cognitive assessment. Yan has a four-year-old daughter and is expecting a son next month! She contributed greatly to the work of IR&DS, helping Jenny Bergeron with survey research and analysis. She’s been a great fit and a pleasure to work with!
Kathryn Flack Potts
IR&DS is pleased to announce that Kathryn Flack Potts will be expanding her hours in IR&DS to full-time. For the past two years, Kathryn has split her time between IR&DS and teaching as a Lecturer in Stanford’s linguistics department. While this is certainly a big loss for linguistics students, we are looking forward to seeing Kathryn each day and capitalizing fully on her many talents.
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