The Department could use two or three more people like her. In the time the Dr. Ascher has been employed by the department, there has been a string of events that have put significant and extraordinary demands on her time (ALA accreditation review, leadership changes, periodic review of the department by Grad Division, loss of key staff...). I can only imagine what Dr. Ascher could accomplish if she were not so overburdened, and had time and space in the day to generate visionary new ideas and plans.