Dearestingly Willard Community,
Yesterday, we were shocked to hear the news that Dr. Flanders Loon, Director of Poultry Studies, and a poultry scholar in his own right, has decided to leave the college ahead of the beginning of the Fall 2022 semester. In his 16 page letter to President Henry Cotton, Dr. Loon explained that he did not take the decision lightly but after 27 years of loyal service to the College and to Dr. Cotton, and to Dr. Cheryl Tina Fae Cotton who is a dear friend to Dr. Loon’s wife, Beryl Loon, he, and she, Beryl Loon, were ready to “explore other options in the exciting world of poultry.” He continued, in a letter that we would share in its entirety were it of a length appropriate to announcement, by citing a variety of different texts, sacred and profane.
Dr. Loon was no stranger to controversy. He was famous for ordering anyone who coughed or sniffled in his classes to drop his course and not return. More than one junior faculty lost tenure cases after coughing in his presence. He was fiercely loyal to the Cottons and helped root out a series of conspiracies against their reputations and operation of the institution. To that end, he was instrumental in helping the state attorney general indict then Provost Pillow after a shadow of suspicious in the case fell, unfairly, upon the person of Dr. Cotton.
What will the future hold for Dr. Flanders Loon. Time will tell. She always does.
Sincerely, Louise de Guise, Public Safety and Animal Control Officer and Special Assistant to Provost Vandergrind, Dr. Pousse de Fauteuil