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

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