Where does the time go, I wonder as I look at the length of time since my last post here. One minute I am wishing us a positive and productive Spring semester and the next I am sheepishly posting a scant month prior to the end of that very same semester.
We've all been busy, of course. There is always that mea culpa fall-back. Or is it in my case that I have less to say in this venue of late? It may frankly be a mix of these factors. Which brings me to the purpose of this entry. When one is new in a new environment the impulse is to share and to accelerate the 'get to know you' phase of adjustment to that environment.
This blog has served that purpose for me of sharing more personal thoughts and stories in an attempt to become more known to readers as a person and colleague rather than as president. And while I have no fewer personal thoughts and stories to share in recent months, these have been edged out by the more formal demands of the job, if you will; there is more of 'the president' in my communications and less of 'Ron, the new guy.'
With this post I would like to prompt myself to return to some regularity of sharing in this blog space. One can lose one's self in the job - any job - and that is not an entirely bad thing. A little bit of personal sharing of thoughts, opinions, stories, though, is a healthy addition to overall communications and I will pledge here to do better in the coming weeks and months.
I hope that you have fared well during this semester and I look forward to the remaining weeks leading up to Commencement 2013.
Happy Holiday Season 2013
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