By Colleen Murphy
After over 28 years of work at the College, Director of Student Activities Tim Asher retired from his position on Friday, Feb. 5, according to an email sent out to the College community by Vice President for Student Affairs Amy Hecht on Tuesday, Feb. 2.
“Over the course of Tim’s 28 (plus) year tenure at TCNJ, he enhanced many co-curricular learning opportunities for our students, and created new opportunities that positively impacted many students personally,” Hecht wrote. “His work with Welcome Week, Senior Week and advising student organizations has left its mark on the campus, including his leadership of the ‘Here for Home’ effort following Hurricane Sandy.”
According to Hecht, for the short-term, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs Elizabeth Bapasola will be taking on the responsibilities that Asher had. However, the College plans to hire a new director of student activities in the near future.
“There will be a national search for a director that will be conducted sometime either this spring semester or summer. At this point, we are still working out those details,” Hecht said.
The College did not host a retirement party to celebrate Asher on his career, as per Asher’s request, according to Hecht’s email. However, she did want to let the campus community know how much Asher’s work impacted students and faculty during his time here.
“I would like to publicly thank Tim for his tireless efforts on behalf of TCNJ students. I know that many alumni and current students have had an incredible TCNJ experience because of his hard work,” Hecht wrote in the email. “Please join me in thanking Tim for his contributions to our TCNJ community and wishing him well in his future pursuits.”