“I am really looking forward to retirement. It is going to be fun.”
That’s what Linda Campbell, assistant manager of business operations for Clayton State University’s The Loch Shop, said in a recent interview on the subject of her pending (June 30, 2012) retirement.
Anyone who has had the opportunity to work with Campbell during her 16 years at Clayton State would agree, she’s earned the opportunity to take it easy. One of the best- known and lest-liked staff members on campus, Campbell has been a constant at the University’s bookstore through several iterations of that entity, including four moves (between the Student Center and the James M. Baker University Center), three different locations, and a name change.
Indeed, Campbell says that her most memorable moment at Clayton State was last year’s renovation of The Loch Shop, and how wonderful the new facility looks.
While Campbell has been at Clayton State for 16 years, that’s less than half of her 38 years in the University System of Georgia. Prior to coming to Clayton State, she spent seven-and-half years at what is now Georgia Perimeter College, and fourteen-and-a-half years at Georgia State University. Not surprisingly, she has a lot of good memories, including the people, the campus and the transitions she’s witnessed.
“Watching Clayton State go from a junior college to a University,” she says when asked about the rewards of working at Clayton State. “(And) the campus is so beautiful.
“The students and faculty and staff are wonderful to work with, and has made my time here fly by. I have really enjoyed my time at Clayton State University. I will miss everyone.”
Following her retirement, Campbell says she is looking forward to spending time with her husband Ray and their horses, cats and dog.
“The Loch Shop has kept me busy the last couple of years, so I hope to get back to riding,” she adds. “I have really missed riding, now I will have time to do that.
“It has been wonderful working at Clayton State University. Good luck to everyone in the future! Keep Clayton State University great!”
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