Jane Higgins recently retired from an exciting 27-year career in college health at Colorado State University. Highlights included: working with both emerging adults and non-traditional students, establishing CSU’s Eating Disorders Team, fostering the merger of the health clinic and counseling services, and serving as public health liaison between the university and the county and state health departments. She received CSU’s Distinguished Administrative Professional Award, and Larimer County’s Public Health Hero Award for her service on the Board of Health and as the coordinator of the county’s volunteer Medical Reserve Corps. She has participated in medical missions in Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina and in Guatemala. Jane graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and completed residency training in Family Medicine at Duke University.
Since her retirement from CSU, she has been traveling the world with her husband Dan Binkley, and living in Sweden and Australia, where he was a visiting professor. When she is not traveling, she works as a relief physician. Jane enjoys biking, hiking and spending time outdoors in the great Rocky Mountains.
Jane and Dan, who will be on the faculty as an Ecology professor, look forward to their first Semester at Sea voyage.