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Family student housing on campus transformed immensely under the leadership of Darlene Laubenstein. Now retired as assistant director emeriti, university housing, she takes great pride in having been involved in the Greenwood Park and Central Village apartment projects that now provide quality living quarters for students and their families.
Beginning her education career as a first-grade teacher in Lee’s Summit, Ms. Laubenstein served Central for 33 years. Prior to her retirement this summer, she spent the last seven years working as assistant director of university housing, where she oversaw the operation of all university owned apartments and houses. She also worked previously as assistant director of residential life, 1981-87, and assistant dean of women, 1968-81.
In addition to working in student housing, Ms. Laubenstein found time for campus involvement, including committee work and past service on the Professional Staff Council. In addition, she was involved with Phi Kappa Phi honor society, serving as a past secretary and president. She was also active in the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International.
Ms. Laubenstein earned bachelor’s, master’s and education specialist degrees from Central.