Liz Colletta, longtime accounting employee, 55

Liz Colletta, longtime accounting employee, 55

Elizabeth Colletta, a WashU employee for 31 years, died April 15. She was shot at her St. Louis home in an incident of domestic violence. She was 55. As co-manager of Sponsored Projects Accounting, she helped manage nearly $1 billion in university awards, grants and contracts.
Knight appointed executive director of George and Carol Bauer Leaders Academy

Knight appointed executive director of George and Carol Bauer Leaders Academy

Andrew Knight, vice dean for education and globalization and professor of organizational behavior at Olin Business School, has been named executive director of WashU’s George and Carol Bauer Leaders Academy and senior advisor to the chancellor for leadership, effective July 1, announced Chancellor Andrew D. Martin. Knight succeeds Kurt Dirks, who has accepted an appointment at the University of Utah. 
‘The people we were meant to be’

‘The people we were meant to be’

The School of Continuing & Professional Studies Prison Education Project held its first commencement May 16 at the Women’s Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center in Vandalia, Mo. The ceremony followed a May 15 commencement, the project’s third, at the Missouri Eastern Correctional Center for men in Pacific.
A transformative gift for classics

A transformative gift for classics

The Department of Classics in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis has received an estate commitment from honorary emeritus trustee John H. Biggs, PhD ’83, and his late wife, classics scholar Penelope Biggs, PhD ’74, MA ’68, to name the John and Penelope Biggs Department of Classics.
Sadie Williams Clayton

Sadie Williams Clayton

Postdoctoral research scholar Sade Williams Clayton works to advocate and build community for postdoctoral research trainees and others. She recently received a national award from the National Postdoctoral Association for her efforts.
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