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Notes from the President-Designate



We’re still sorting out the details for my June 12-13 campus visit, but I hope to meet with some of the candidates for the vice president for marketing and communications position while I’m in Lexington. As July quickly approaches, my family and I are working through all the logistics of our move. It’s a very exciting time, and I’m looking forward to getting settled in at Transylvania!



It was great getting the chance to interact with so many alumni and campus community members during my last visit to campus. I’ll be back May 12 and 13 to meet with a few staff and faculty groups, and I’m bringing a brand and marketing consultant who has worked with Sacred Heart University for several years. Stephen Keating will help us initiate some conversations about branding and institutional identity. Once again, I’m looking forward to enriching my understanding of Transylvania and the people who make it special.

April 16


Thanks to all of you who have responded to the survey. I've enjoyed reading your comments and have learned a lot about Transylvania. I hope to hear from more faculty, staff, and students before I come to campus April 24-26. If you haven’t yet completed the survey, please take a few minutes to share your thoughts about Transylvania and its future.

April 10


Huffington Post just published my latest article, titled “College Learning and the Digital Age.” I talk a little about the SHUsquare initiative at Sacred Heart, as well as how we can use technology to complement traditional pedagogy. I look forward to discussing these topics in the coming months.



We have confirmed the dates for my third official campus visit: June 12–13.  As arrangements are made, we’ll provide more information on the schedule page about how I’ll spend my time in Lexington. I appreciate the work the transition team is doing to help prepare me for my new role.



I’m delighted to learn that 229 of the Transylvania faithful have already responded to the survey we posted last week. Thank you so much. If you have not yet completed the survey, please do so by April 15. I hope to hear from a large representation of the Transylvania community.

March 26


I have made travel arrangements to visit campus during Alumni Weekend April 24-26. I'm looking forward to meeting the dedicated alumni who come back "home" to visit old friends and get reacquainted with their alma mater!