Alicia Jasso to Retire after More than 40 Years of University Service

Published: May 16, 2013

Alicia Jasso to Retire after More than 40 Years of University Service

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Alicia Jasso, who started her career with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (then known as Texas A&I University at Corpus Christi), will retire from the University after more than 40 years of service. Her last day will be on Friday, May 24. 

A Retirement Open House for Alicia Jasso was attended by faculty and staff on Thursday, May 16. University President Killebrew presented Jasso with a watch to commemorate the occasion. Guests shared hugs with Jasso and penned their farewell wishes on a matted photo display contrasting the University aerial views from 1974 and 2013.

“The best way to describe my 40 ½ years at this campus is with the song title ‘(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life’ from the movie ‘Dirty Dancing,’” said Jasso.

Jasso will also receive a personalized paver on the Walk of Recognition, located in the Center for the Arts courtyard.

In 1972, Jasso joined the University as Secretary to Dr. B. Alan Sugg, Former Vice President for Academic Affairs. Jasso, who is currently the Assistant to University President Flavius Killebrew, has served three presidents since the University became a public institution in 1973. Jasso started working before the campus even opened – when planning for it was underway out of an office on Alameda Street.