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Barb Yates is retiring after 41 years at Seattle U. Barb teaches economics and has been chair of
the Department of Economics since 1989.
She started at SU in 1970. She
has earned seven teaching awards at SU, including the SU Alumni Professor of
the Year Award in 2006. She has no doubt
taught thousands of students (quite successfully!) and as department chair
mentored and guided dozens of faculty.
What a run! She will be sorely
missed at SU.
We had a dinner for her last week, and it gave people a chance
to pay tribute to her many contributions to SU.
Bill Weis and Dave Tinius, who have been colleagues for most of her time
at SU, complained about her scooping up all the teaching awards. Fred Dekay spoke about the collegiality of
the Department of Economics (and for a long time, the Department of Economics
and Finance) under Barb’s leadership.
John Eshelman noted how Barb provided credibility and cover to the
Pacioli Society. If you are not familiar
with the secretive Pacioli Society, it was created by Dave and Bill to
facilitate the celebration of Luca Pacioli’s 400th birthday and was
instrumental in the sustainability of their study tours to Sansepolcro, Italy
(Pacioli’s birthplace). The Pacioli
Society has been the target of many rumors, none that can be repeated here.
Sean Klosterman, a former student of Barb’s, talked about
Barb as a servant-leader, and it certainly was a fitting observation. She truly has been serving students and
colleagues for over 40 years. Barb Yates
doesn’t seem to have an ego. She is
never looking for credit for anything she does.
She is very humble and unassuming.
Several in the audience noted that she was always upbeat – the glass is
always “half full rather than half empty” for Barb.
It is faculty and staff such as Barb Yates that have enabled
Seattle U. to carry out its mission of academic excellence. The rising reputation of the university is
the result of her hard work and long standing dedication to the mission of the
university, and others like her. Barb is
one of many faculty and staff who should not be taken for granted in terms of
what they contribute to “educating the whole person, to professional formation,
and to empowering leaders for a just and humane world.” It certainly has been a pleasure and an honor
to work with Barb Yates during my ten years at SU!
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For those of us who were not able to attend the dinner in honor of Barb, it would be nice if we can post some of the pictures of Barb in the last 41 years. Even though Barb stays the same, it would be interesting to see the background and the people in the picture changes. We definitely will miss Barb!