Vokbus honored on retirement from International Programs
Pat Vokbus of the International Programs Office, who is retiring after more than 38 years of service, was honored Jan. 14 by colleagues from across the campus, state and region.
“As an international student advisor and dean for international exchange students, Pat’s years advising international students set an example for the entire community on the importance of service to our international students,” said Jack Ahern, vice provost for International Programs. “Former students thanked her for her compassion, her tireless work on their behalf, and for her attitude of ‘students first’ in all endeavors.
One student described her as my “second mother from another country…” while others expressed their gratitude and pointed out her positive impact on their lives and life as students, said Ahern. “The entire University community and particularly, the International Programs Office staff, wishes her well in her retirement.”