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CSU’s Campbell retiring after 16 years

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Linda Campbell, assistant manager of business operations for Clayton State University’s The Loch Shop, will retire from her duties on June 30.

Special photo Linda Campbell, assistant manager of business operations for Clayton State University’s The Loch Shop, will retire from her duties on June 30.

After serving Clayton State University for 16 years, Linda Campbell, assistant manager of business operations for the school’s The Loch Shop, will retire on June 30.

“I am really looking forward to retirement. It is going to be fun,” said Campbell.

“Anyone who has had the opportunity to work with Campbell during her 16 years at Clayton State would agree, she’s earned the opportunity to take it easy,” said John Shiffert, director of university relations. “One of the best-known and best-liked staff members on campus.”

Shiffert said Campbell has been a constant at the University’s bookstore through four moves (between the Student Center and the James M. Baker University Center), three different locations, and a name change. “Indeed, Campbell says that her most memorable moment at Clayton State was last year’s renovation of The Loch Shop, and how wonderful the new facility looks,” Shiffert added.

When asked what has been the most rewarding experience while working at Clayton State, Campbell said, “Watching Clayton State go from a junior college to a university. ... The campus is so beautiful.”

Campbell has worked 38 years in the University System of Georgia. She spent 7 1/2 years at Georgia Perimeter College, and 14 1/2 years at Georgia State University. “Not surprisingly, she has a lot of good memories, including the people, the campus and the transitions she’s witnessed,” said Shiffert.

“The students and faculty and staff are wonderful to work with, and have made my time [at Clayton State] fly by. I have really enjoyed my time at [the university]. I will miss everyone,” said Campbell.

Campbell said once she retires, she will be spending more time with her husband Ray and their horses, cats and dog.

“The Loch Shop has kept me busy the last couple of years, so I hope to get back to riding,” she added. “I have really missed riding. Now I will have time to do that.”