I think it’s important
to be a visible academic chair. I try to network and bring
in others. I advocate for the senate and try to encourage
others to become involved.
I also am proud of the number of faculty members who have
stayed here for so many years. They have become the institutional
memory for the campus. What I find very rewarding is the number
of emeriti, as well as faculty members close to retirement,
who still volunteer for this committee and others. To me,
that represents a commitment to this campus and to students.
That sort of loyalty and sense of purpose are what can set
a campus apart.