Dear Campus Communities,
Dr. President Henry Cotton gave the following brief remarks after being given the prestigious Dr. Mark Schlissel Presidential Leadership Award.
“Members of the selection committee, esteemed colleagues in the collegiate leadership leadership, leaders, thinkers, workers, Allow me to spend a moment to thank all of the little people who made this possible. former Provost Pillow, Provost Vandergrind, Dr. Pousse Fauteil, Special Assistant to Provost Vandergrind, Dr. Pousse de Fauteuil Dr. Parceque Beaucoup, Dean of Marketing, Branding, and Merchandising, Vice Provost Ralph Oxford, and the rest of my team of dedicated administrators. I have always maintained my creative authority, but you have been there every step of the way, often late into the night, as we manage the ever changing, sometimes careening, path of Willard College. If I was sometimes testy, angry that my cappuccino was cold, or the foam not stiff enough, know that I hope I did not offend you. Those were my words but not my feelings. Abusive language is never acceptable, even if it may sometimes make sense and produce good things. And speaking of feelings, special thanks to my lovely and selfless wife, and director of Student Mental Health, Dr. Cheryl Tina Fae Cotton. Remember, when they attack me, they attack both of us. We have to stand firm.”
Sub-Interim Director of Marketing and Promotion VanderHook Danish