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CICS Honors Five Longtime Staff Members Retiring in 2020

Five longtime UMass Amherst College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) staff members will be retiring in 2020 as part of UMass Amherst's Voluntary Separation Incentive Program. 

"Our five retirees, many of whom have been with us since we were the 'computer science department,' are leaving an impressive legacy. Through their combined 158 years of service to UMass, they have made lasting contributions to our research, education, and community endeavors.  I am very grateful for their dedication to our community and wish them well in the next stage of their lives," says Dean Laura Haas. 

A celebration honoring their contributions will be scheduled once limitations on in-person gatherings have been lifted.  

  • Robbie Calliham, assistant to the associate dean of student affairs, after 18 years of service 
  • Laurie Downey, grant administrator, after 41 years of service* 
  • Darlene Fahey, undergraduate programs manager, after (approx.) 25 years of service* 
  • Michele Roberts, grant administrator, after 38 years of service*
  • Barbara Sutherland, administrative assistant, after 36 years of service 

*Denotes a post-retirement appointment; these staff members will be working part-time to ensure continuity of college operations.