Bruce Hill retires as parking and transportation specialist – The Lafayette
After 34 years with the pedal to the metal, parking and transportation specialist Bruce Hill is putting the brakes on his stay in Lafayette.
Hill started as a part-time security guard at Lafayette College in 1988 and has served in his current position for eight years. This semester will be his last as a parking and transportation specialist as he contemplates retirement.
From his office at 901 Bushkill Drive, Hill administers the LCAT system and manages parking violations, the medical transportation program, and parking registration for all members of the Lafayette community.
“I always tried to be as helpful and accommodating as possible,” Hill said. “Our thing was to try to get as many students as possible who wanted to bring a car to campus and so far this semester we’ve done that pretty well.”
With the Markle Parking Deck recently closed for renovations, Hill explained that this semester some students had to be turned away and many staff parking spaces had to be rearranged to ensure there was room for everyone. the employees.
He added that he has always tried to help students who come to him with parking problems.
“Not everything is a ticket or keeps you from having a good time at three in the morning with the loudspeakers blasting and a cop, there are certain services we provide,” Hill said.
While in his current position, Hill ran the Medical Transportation Program, which helps students with medical disabilities navigate campus. By calling Public Safety, these students can be driven to campus or to area locations such as local physical therapy clinics.
Although Hill is ready to retire, he said he will miss working with students and getting to know his employees.
“A lot of times it’s not so much the work, but all the people you work with and all the students,” Hill said. “The students have enough to worry about, if there’s a little something I could do to help them and make things a little easier.”