Zatechka to retire, Gildersleeve to be interim director

Doug Zatechka
Doug Zatechka

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Juan Franco announced a retirement celebration 2-4 p.m., Nov. 17 for Doug Zatechka. Zatechka has been director of Housing and Dining Services for 34 years. Sue Gildersleeve, associate director, will be interim director starting Jan. 3.

Franco said in his announcement:

"As many of you know, Doug Zatechka will be retiring from UNL after a long and very successful career which spanned 34 years as director of Housing and Dining Services. Under his leadership the department has flourished and is considered one of the best-run programs in the country. We wish him well as he changes his focus from the university to his grandchildren.

"We will honor Doug at a retirement celebration to be held at the Great Hall in the Kauffman Residential Center on Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 2-4 pm.

"I am pleased to announce that Sue Gildersleeve has accepted the position of Interim Director of Housing and Dining Services effective Jan. 3, 2011. Sue has served as Associate Director of the department for several years. I am delighted that she is willing to take on this important position, particularly at a time in which we are considering expansion of our housing and dining services. We will begin the process for a national search as soon as possible."

- Juan N. Franco, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs