Career of 35 years comes to a close

By Staff


After 35 years working for the university, Kris Watson is looking forward to spending a little more time traveling and concentrating on her hobbies.

Watson, manager for recruitment and selection for classified staff at the University of Colorado at Boulder, is retiring. A send-off party is planned for Friday, Jan. 15.

Watson is a third-generation Boulder native who graduated from Boulder High School and CU-Boulder with a bachelor's degree. She earned her master's degree in public administration from UC Denver in 1995. She worked at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics as a researcher from 1974 to 1995; a year later, she began working for the Department of Human Resources.

An avid traveler, she's planning more trips, including one to Egypt. Her other loves are horses (she is a dressage competitor) and needlework, including knitting, crochet and embroidery.