Three Women Announce Their Retirements From University Posts

Jennifer Horn, managing director of export and security compliance in the Office of Research & Innovation at Texas Tech University, retired from the university on July 19. Her professional career in the Texas Tech University System began in 2000 as associate general counsel. She left Texas Tech in 2003, but later returned to the university in 2006 as a visiting professor in the School of Law. She then transitioned to the Office of Research Services where she served as a research contract analyst and later as associate managing director. In 2014, she became director of translational research and entrepreneurialism in the Office of Research & Innovation. In July 2017, she moved into her current position as managing director of export and security compliance and served in that role until her recent retirement.

Horn is a graduate of West Texas A&M University in Canyon where she majored in medical technology, biology, and chemistry. She holds a juris doctorate from Texas Tech University.

Carolyn McAllaster, Colin W. Brown Clinical Professor of Law at Duke University, recently retired after 31 years on the faculty. During her time at Duke Law School, she was dedicated to the legal needs of clients with HIV and AIDS across the South. She established the AIDS Legal Project (now the Health Justice Clinic) in 1996, reviving clinical education at Duke Law, which now has 11 clinics. She also founded the HIV/AIDS Policy Clinic and served as its director until her retirement.

Professor McAllaster holds a bachelor’s degree in German and a juris doctorate both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Elise Kriss, president of the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana, has announced she will retire after the conclusion of the upcoming academic year. During her 27-year tenure as president, Kriss has overseen the school’s transition from a college to a university, more than doubled enrollment, and increased the institution’s endowment from $2.2 million to $34 million. As she goes into her final year with the university, Dr. Kriss plans to implement a new strategic plan that will create a solid groundwork for the university and its future leadership.

Dr. Kriss holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree both in education from Saint Francis. She holds a Ph.D. from Saint Louis University.

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