I am honored to be taking over Lon’s position, a transition that was just finalized this week while I am away from campus. Technically I don’t start until next week so I’m sitting in an office at San Francisco State University. I just finished a meeting with the Associate Dean here and am looking out the window at a beautiful campus quad with crooked evergreen trees and California wild flowers, but my heart is back in Iowa City. When I return next week, I’ll post my first “official” blog entry as Associate Dean.
In the meantime, know that I have been deeply committed to Tippie since my first day on campus in 1998 and that my heart and mind are already back there, digging into the challenge of this critical job for our college. Feel free to comment with a question or suggestion for how I might use this blog. I already know that my first formal entry, to be posted once I’m in the office next week, will be about a Tippie alum and friend, Jason Sissel, whom I reconnected with while here in California. Jason used to work on Wall Street but I doubt you can guess what he is doing now. Stay tuned to find out….