The following year, 1980-81, Roseann Willink comes on as a visiting Instructor of Navajo. She continues to work for the Navajo language Program and teach classes until her retirement in Spring 2009.

By this time, 1980-88, Robert Young is an emeritus professor who continues to work at UNM as an adjunct professor of Navajo linguistics. This appointment more or less is in the Linguistics department, which continues to be interdisciplinary.