Kris Stewart holding up her retirement cakeKris Stewart has been a key member of our faculty for the past 29 years.  During that time, she has served our students as an undergraduate advisor, and as advisor to the SDSU student chapter of ACM.  She has also been instrumental in building connections with other departments and organizations, at SDSU and beyond.  Among many other accomplishments, she developed our initial partnership with the San Diego Supercomputer Center, and was founder and director of the NSF-funded Education Center for Computational Science and Engineering.  She has also served since 2005 as chair of SDSU’s Instructional and Information Technology Committee.  Last Fall, Kris stepped in at the last minute to cover a class where the instructor went out on disability.  She has always been a team player and wanted to do all she can to help the department.

Kris is very excited to start enjoying life after SDSU.  She has plans to spend a month camping in New Zealand, train for more rough water swims, go to the Electronic Entertainment Expo in June, California Adventure trips and much more.  Kris doesn’t plan on leaving CS behind either.  She has plans to pursue all things digital and volunteering at local school districts.

We wish Kris much fun and relaxing in her retirement and hopes she comes back for some visits.