University Outreach’s Liz Haeussler Retires

Liz HaeusslerEffective January 1, 2021, Elizabeth “Liz” Bass Haeussler, executive assistant/business manager for the Vice President for University Outreach is retiring after more than 30 years of service.

A resident of the Beauregard/Opelika area for 35 years, Haeussler grew up in Tallassee and graduated from Reeltown High School. She joined the staff of Auburn University working in the Graduate School in 1990. Haeussler gained valuable experience working 14 years in the Business Office before transferring to University Outreach in 2005. In that role, Haeussler managed the financial, human resources and budgetary responsibilities for the division. She was also involved with special programs such as All In All Pink Breast Cancer Awareness and the Ghana Healthcare program.

Elizabeth Haeussler, or “Liz” as she is so affectionately known across campus, has been an invaluable employee to Auburn University and team member within the Outreach Division. Her personality and convictions coupled with her commitment to the Outreach mission, serves as an exemplar of engagement and care for the quality of life of others. It is bittersweet to see her retire. Liz will be missed by many across campus, said Royrickers Cook, Vice President for University Outreach.

“Being a part of Auburn University Outreach and witnessing Outreach making a difference in communities, has been so very rewarding to me. Auburn University has been such a wonderful place to work,” said Haeussler. “I am thankful for having such supportive and exceptional leaders like Dr. Royrickers Cook, Mrs. Marcie Smith, Mrs. Shawn Asmuth, Dean Dorenbos and Mrs. Linda Hatchett. Even though I am moving on to other adventures, Auburn University, University Outreach and the special friends I have worked with on campus, will always be a part of me.”

Haeussler has two children, Tiffany and Harrison, who are her heart. After retirement, she plans to spend more time with them, her Mom, other family and friends, travel, take art and piano classes and eventually open a boutique.

Last Updated: December 14, 2020