Sister Jean Lenz, O.S.F., retired recently as special assistant to the vice-president for student affairs at the University of Notre Dame. Sister Jean recalled, “When I first came to campus, I had planned to assist Notre Dame’s first women [students] for a year or two. I’m surprised, delighted and grateful that those years turned into 36 years of wonderful ministry.” Sister Jean, who earned a master’s degree in theology from Notre Dame in 1967, was among the first women’s residence hall rectors on campus when the school became co-ed in the early 1970s. As time went on, she held other jobs as well. In her 2002 memoir, “Loyal Sons and Daughters,” Sister Jean reflected on the range of experiences—from dealing with campus pranksters to helping students cope with life-and-death situations–that were all part of her long career at Notre Dame. In 2007 Sister Jean’s name was added to the Wall of Honor in the university’s main building. She continues to live on the South Bend, Ind., campus, providing spiritual direction for students and alumni.