- Leading, encouraging, consoling and counseling – just some of the words that have been used to describe Allie Goatley, Assistant Dean for Advising Services at the UofL College of Business.
Allie was honored Friday, July 11, 2014 in a surprise event outside the College of Business. Four seating benches for the Jane Goldstein Plaza were dedicated to Allie by former students and colleagues. When the Jane Goldstein Plaza was dedicated in October 2012, Allie noticed there was no place for the students to sit, and the idea of donating benches in her honor was born.
Many friends and co-workers from the College of Business, as well as from the University, along with family and friends were present for the dedication. Speakers for the event included Rohan Christie-David – interim Dean of the College, Alan Attaway – Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Jane Goldstein – retired Assistant Dean for Development and External Affairs, Julia Karcher – Associate Professor of Accountancy, and former student and graduate Adam Hanzalik. All speakers commended Allie for her dedication and commitment to students.
Alum Adam Hanzalik spoke about Allie’s encouragement to study abroad, and the impact it made on his life and career. He also announced that he and other former students have established a scholarship in her name for other students to help with international study – the Allie Goatley Study Abroad Scholarship Fund.
Allie Goatley has been with the university 41 years, and with the College of Business since 1982. She was promoted to her current position of Assistant Dean for Advising Services in 2000. Throughout her career she has won numerous awards and commendations for outstanding performance in advising, including the Provost’s Awards for Exemplary Advising.
In addition to her work at UofL, Allie also is faculty advisor for College of Business Student Council, and assists with the Metro United Way campaign. In her nomination for the UofL Faculty Favorites Award, one student remarked that “Allie was a driving force in my first semester at UofL… she loves her job and she loves helping the students.”
Allie will be retiring in December of this year, but her legacy will remain at the College of Business. View pictures of the event on our facebook page.