Myers Set to Retire from SUB

June 11, 2024 - Dorene DiNaro

Wallace and Myers“The timing was right for both of us,” said Katherine Myers, administrative assistant at the Student Union Building, when referring to her June 30 retirement date, which happens to be the same day that long-time employee and SUB director, Cheryl Wallace is retiring—Wallace also happens to be Myers’ supervisor. The two will depart UNM on the same day after working together for the last six years.

 Prior to her time working with The University of New Mexico, Myers worked for theAlbuquerque Youth Symphony, where she coordinated tours among other things. Her well-rounded career included working at a middle school, the Girl Scouts, and in an emergency room at a Colorado hospital—her favorite job before coming toUNM.

In 2016, Myers UNM career started in the oldest building on campus and what she called “beautiful Hodgin Hall,” where she worked for two years as an administrative assistant for Alumni Relations. “I worked with a great group of women who worked together as an amazing team,” she said. “It was a fun place to work and a great experience.”

In 2018, she began working at the Student Union Building as an administrative assistant—first for Dr. Walter Miller, previous associate vice president forStudent Life, and then for Wallace.  Myers said she thoroughly enjoyed her time at the SUB. “I loved all the activity and energy at the SUB,” she said. “The staff and students are a joy to work with and I enjoy being in the center ofUNM.”

While Myers said she’ll miss UNM’s beautiful campus and wonderful people, she’s looking forward to staying a different type of busy in retirement. Her plans include remodeling, gardening, traveling, volunteering, socializing, purging and organizing. “I’m really looking forward to not rushing out the door in the morning and savoring my morning coffee,” she said.

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