Distinguished Staff Member Barb Huston to Retire

Barb Huston, Director of Academic Services Online and Traverse City Campus, will retire this March ending a 32-year career at Davenport. She started as an Administrative Assistant for Student Services and served in a number of roles throughout the years including Director of Housing, Academic Coordinator and Advisor.

The 2013 recipient of Davenport’s prestigious Tyrus R. Wessell Award, Barb is someone who has always put the students’ needs first. Her patience, attention to detail and the ability to cope with challenges has truly affected the experiences students have at DU.

As one of the award nominees stated, “I can’t think of anyone more patient than her. She knows when to answer and when to listen. Even in our most chaotic moments, she never appears rattled or dismayed by the situation.”

Barb earned her associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees all from DU. She plans to stay on as an adjunct faculty member and is looking forward to traveling. She is currently planning a trip out west with her husband for this fall.


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