Rob Galbraith to retire after 31 years at Western

Galbraith

Western Today staff

It's hard to imagine ATUS and Western Western University without Rob Galbraith, but the WWU community nonetheless will wish him well as he retires after 31 years at Western.

Galbraith has had a major impact on many aspects of the learning environment, including the planning of instructional spaces and capital projects in new buildings, management of general university classrooms and labs, media design, computer hardware and software, and student collaborative spaces. He coordinated projects for the Student Technology Fee program and has been deeply involved with student printing initiatives.

Galbraith earned two degrees from Western before he was an employee: a bachelor's degree in human ecology from Huxley College of the Environment and a master's degree in sociology. He was a research associate for King County Emergency Medical Services before being hired as a systems analyst for the WWU computer center, located then in Bond Hall, in 1983. Galbraith has provided leadership on campus in many ways and served as ATUS acting director twice. He is currently ATUS assistant director.

The Western community is invited to toast to his health and happiness at the Boundary Bay Brewery Beer Garden from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, June 16. Those who would like to contribute to a parting gift may contact Susan Brown at susan.brown@wwu.edu, Haggard Hall 124 or 360-650-7388; or Gary Malick at gary.malick@wwu.edu, Haggard Hall 114 or 360-650-4934.