After 16 years serving as the founding Director of the Havighurst Center and Walter Havighurst Professor in Political Science, Karen Dawisha announced her retirement in 2016. Faculty, students, and administrators celebrated Karen's extraordinary vision and long list of accomplishments at a May 5 Open House, which was held at the Center. Among other initiatives, Karen oversaw the creation of the Young Researchers Conference, the Havighust Colloquium Series, and the Junior Fellows. To commemorate her term as Director, we have renamed the undergraduate Junior Fellows program Karen established the Dawisha Fellows. In this and other ways, her vision will continue to guide us as we launch a new era in the Center's history.