Dear Colleagues and Friends,
I hope that you are off somewhere
enjoying this long weekend as a respite from your busy and important
work. It is Sunday afternoon and it's a snowy blowy day around the
harbor. As many who read this will know, I am home recovering from
surgery and so I am taking time to express some appreciation. I will
write more about all of this in the future.
My personal gratitude
for your many expressions of connection/concern/and affection is
intense. I enjoy (love!) hearing what is going on at School, with our
students and Faculty, and of course, with you. Heather and Peter are
keeping me on the grid with regular updates and news.
I am even
more grateful for all of the cards, letters, notes, flowers, etc. I
promise to get to thank you notes as soon as I can, but know that each
point of contact is highly cherished by both Linda and me. Please don't
let any delay on my part suggest that I am not noticing all your loving
As anyone who has been through major surgery and
healing knows, the process is rarely expedient! I am living that truth
for sure, but know that I can't wait to be back at the office with all
of you. Perhaps most gratifying is to know that your work, our work,
goes on as planned. I see it every day via email, the web page, office
notes, minutes, etc. And why wouldn't it? We have such a fantastic
leadership team, group of faculty and staff, and students.
shout out to Heather, Jorge, and Susan who have produced our
unbelievable new calendar. I am so proud and happy for this
accomplishment, identified as the number one request from those who use
Faculty Compass! Also, the collective work of our admissions committees,
OSA, and Marketing in assuring full enrollment over the next term is so
great. Thanks to everyone who is making it all jive.
to write soon with some more reflections about what I am learning these
days. Again, I hope that you are having a nice holiday weekend! See you