Actually, Beth Solo in Fin. Aid has had her retirement planned for over a year. While it wasn't officially announced until this past fall, she had been telling some students that fall '05 semester would be her last as far back as that spring. She has a long career at UT in the financial aid area and just decided it was time to go. Same for Liz the secratary in career services. Last I heard, both should have their full time replacements for this fall semester. We had various people from the main fin. aid office staffing the law college throughout last semester. Any delay was just budgetary issues with the university as a whole.