Chancellor's Friday Letters

Chancellor White’s Friday Letter of December 14, 2012

Chancellor White’s Friday Letter of December 14, 2012

December 14, 2012

Dear Friends,

Thank you.

Thank you for our time together.

Together we have celebrated, laughed, cried, achieved, advocated, and cheered – and at times we have come up short or exceeded expectations.

We have fought together…not with each other but for each other…and for our future, and the future students, faculty and staff who someday will grace these grand halls of learning, discovery, innovation and creation.

We have rolled up our sleeves together as we have gone about our work, which creates hope and opportunity for all members of society through knowledge.

Indeed, we have lived our promise together, and I implore you to continue to do so.

Leaving is very difficult, but as the Allstate commercial states, UCR is “in good hands”:

  • UCR has terrific faculty, staff, students, alumni, community members, friends and benefactors – individually and collectively they – YOU – are passionate, courageous, brilliant, resilient and experienced people
  • We have an aspirational vision and plan to get there from here
  • We have momentum and unprecedented visibility

From Long Beach, I will keep a fond and proud eye on UCR…I will cheer your success and mourn the dark moments.

I thank you for leaving an indelible and proud mark on me, and for making me a better and wiser person.

For that and so much more, I am eternally grateful.

Click here for an animated card that brings good wishes from my family to you and yours: http://ecard.ucr.edu/holiday-2012.html



Tim White

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