Dean Wilhemina Matagatos is Being Onboarded and Will Start Soon

Please join us in offering Dean Wilhemina Matagatos a warm Willard welcome. Dean Matagatos will be fulfilling a new administrative position as Dean-at-Large and will be a direct report to President Cotton and not, as is traditional, to Provost Vandergrind.

Dean Matagatos has had a storied career in higher education thought leadership.

Sincerely and Humbly,

Provost Vandergrind

Please Remember to Pick Up your Fruit

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff, Please remember to pick up all fruit that falls to the ground. Facilities just located this banana on the walkway in front of President Cotton’s office. We don’t need to remind you of the dangers that bananas can pose to pedestrians. Let’s build that Community of Care of which Dr. Cotton spoke so movingly last week.

Dean Vandergrind (formerly provost)

Issues at the Annual President Cotton Easter Egg Hunt

Dear Board of Trustees,

As you have heard by now, there were a few issues that came up at the Annual President Cotton Easter Egg Hunt. Suffice it to say that Cheryl Tina Fae Cotton regrets her behavior towards two of the children of Willard College staff. Dr. Cotton found the children, ages 4 and 6, in a RESTRICTED area of the Cotton residence. Concerned that they had taken some of the household silverware, she had them searched by Willard College Public Safety. She may have then used her ‘outside voice’ with them, but only by way of instilling in them a respect for the private property, not of the Cottons, but of Willard College.

We hope that the entire Willard Family is looking forward to the May Festival as much as we are.


President Cotton and Provost Vandergrind

Faculty Nominate Dr. President Henry Cotton for a Prestigious National Award

Dear Faculty of Willard College,

Dr. President Henry Cotton, Dr. Cheryl Tina Fae Cotton, and their families would like to express deep appreciation for the recent news that you had voted to nominate Dr. President Henry Cotton for the Prestige Worldwide Recognition in Higher Education Thought Leadership Award. Your service in this regard is valued and appreciated, especially during this time of rapid changes in the world higher education, higher education thought leadership, and so forth.

With sincerity,

Provost Vandergrind