Robin Tribbett Retires – HLA Happenings

Robin Tribbett Retires

After almost 49 years working tirelessly to support HLA, Robin Tribbett retired on May 31. Respecting her wishes to keep this information private, we did not have a retirement celebration but there is much to celebrate. Robin served in many roles over the years. Most recently, she served as the primary recruiter for the department and met with hundreds of prospective students and their families. As a result, over the last three years, we’ve seen the number of applicants to the department increase from 118 a year to 172 a year and we now have over 200 students in the department for the first time since 2011. In addition to serving as primary recruiter, Robin also coordinated special student events, including a welcome back dinner and awards night, managed scholarships, served as schedule deputy, and oversaw changes to our Plans of Study. Robin was a primary point of contact for alumni relations and our alumni all have very fond memories of their time in the department thanks to Robin. Robin will be greatly missed by all who had a chance to interact with her and benefit from her caring nature, her sharp insights into the needs of undergraduate students, and her deep commitment to our department’s success.

Share This Article
It is the policy of the Purdue University that all persons have equal opportunity and access to its educational programs, services, activities, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or status as a veteran. Purdue is an Affirmative Action Institution. This material may be available in alternative formats.