Sarah Reese-Burney retiring after 36 years of service

Sarah Reese-Burney

Long-time University Outreach program coordinator and CEU manager in the Office of Public Service, Sarah Reese-Burney is retiring from Auburn University effective June 30th with more than 36 years of service.

A lifelong resident of Opelika, Ms. Reese-Burney is a graduate of Opelika High School and later earned her Bachelors and MBA degrees from Phoenix University. In 1983, she joined the staff of Auburn University in the Department of Botany and Microbiology. She was hired in University Outreach in 1993 as an administrative assistant for the newly formed Office of Outreach Information. In that role, Ms. Reese-Burney organized the records management and cross-referencing system still in use today for non-credit programs and CEU certifications across campus. Over the years her role expanded in the office, including responsibility for CEU transcript management, archives oversight, and public information on Outreach’s wide variety of program offerings. “Sarah’s great strength is customer service and a cheerful spirit,” says Ralph Foster, assistant vice president for University Outreach and Public Service. “Clients and coworkers alike consistently cited Sarah for her helpfulness and responsiveness, which is a wonderful legacy for her outstanding career.”

Sarah Reese-Burney, whose family includes three daughters – Sajata, Whitney and Jalesha and two grandchildren, Joshua and Jayden, and many extended relatives in the east Alabama area, will reside in Opelika.

Last Updated: June 18, 2020