Monday, December 19, 2016

Ron Conlon Retires

Many of you will fondly remember CEES staff member Ron Conlon as a long standing member of the CEES family.

Ron's career at OU began in the department of geology in 1998 before joining CEES in 2000.  He has been responsible for upkeep, repairing, purchasing and decommissioning assets of the school and has played a major role in the re-allocation and fitment of offices and laboratories as well as all safety related issues in the school.  Of his time here, Ron observes that “I have been very fortunate and proud to be able to be a part of the education of hundreds of university students. It takes special skills to have a career as a support staff member in the multi-facetted and challenging environment of academia where few tasks are repeated and no week is quite like the last.”  Ron is looking forward to new adventures in his homeland of Canada when he retires this month. 

Said director Randy Kolar, “We are fortunate to have staff members of the caliber of Ron as members of the CEES family.  The depth of experience and expertise will be sorely missed going forward.  We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”