The community is invited to attend a retirement party for Grace Simpson, Thompson Rivers University’s Williams Lake campus co-ordinator this Saturday, March 19.
Taking place in the TRU gym from 1 to 4 p.m. the party is an opportunity for the many people Grace has touched in this community to recognize the 36 years of dedicated service she has given Cariboo College as it evolved into the University College of the Cariboo and Thompson Rivers University, says Myrissa Krenzler, TRU’s Williams Lake marketing co-ordinator.
“Grace has been the anchor at TRU Williams Lake for 36 years,” says Dr. Ray Sanders, TRU Williams Lake executive director in his invitation.
“That is a lot of stability and history. Her dedication to the university and to her work has steered the campus through many transitions and changes throughout the years.
“I have been honoured to work alongside her these past six years. We will miss her and wish both Grace and Jack the best as they transition into this exciting time in their lives.
“Stacy Wong will be moving into Grace’s position at the end of March and TRU is excited for the future of the campus.”
Alan Shaver, TRU president and vice-chancellor adds: “Grace is my go-to person in Williams Lake, as she has been for a long list of my predecessors.
“She is the keeper of the institutional knowledge and processes and the kind and caring face of TRU Williams Lake. She will be missed. On behalf of TRU students, faculty and staff, I wish her all the best for the future.”
Christopher Seguin, vice-president advancement adds: “Grace has been a pillar of consistency, competency and quiet passion for TRU in Williams Lake.
“She always comes through for our institution and the community that it serves. Every initiative, every project that we have launched at WL has had Grace’s fingerprints on it from idea, to execution.”