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Getting Over the Hump Day: A Prescription for Success

I’m really looking forward to our next chapel service, but unfortunately, it will be the last one of the current academic year. Like so many things this time of year, much of what we do at the University is coming to the end of our educational season. And while many are looking forward to a break, it will time to say “adios” to our graduates and “hasta la vista” to those who will leave us temporarily and return next fall.  Read More

Oh Happy Dog!

I was a little late to work this morning. I don’t think I got to the office until almost 7:30. Aside from getting up in the middle of the night to tend to a sick dog, our newest addition to our family couldn’t get enough exercise chasing her favorite tennis ball. Read More


First blog, first impressions. Today I begin writing my first blog as the 11th President of the University of the Southwest, nearly one month after beginning in this position on February 16th. Although it seems like I have been well engaged in the business of the University for quite a while now (probably because the job search began with an interview last November, followed by a campus interview, a job offer, and many weeks that followed planning a departure and a relocation) the reality is that I am a new president and I likely will be referred to as such for the rest of this year and maybe even the year that comes after. Read More