Saying Goodbye to Heather Van Volkinburg

While we are extremely happy for Heather Van Volkinburg, we are extremely sad to inform you that she has accepted the position of Dean of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness at Southern California University for Health Sciences.

As you may know, Heather created Barnard's Empirical Reasoning Lab out of a dream and a grant, turning a dark corner of the 2nd floor of our library into a bright spot for learning. In the fewer than three years she's been with us, Heather has led hundreds of skills trainings, workshops, and consultations for faculty, students, and library staff and has raised the numeracy of the Barnard College community and that of undergrads across Columbia University measurably. (We would say "immeasurably," but Heather can quantify anything.)

Her last day will be Friday, February 13th. We are sad hamsters.

Photo from A Little Lost Hamster