In my last blog posting I mentioned Susan returned to work, well now I did too. This opportunity occurred under extremely troubling circumstances happening at the university and in my old college. I’ve accepted an appointment as interim dean of the college for a period not to exceed twenty months (i.e., no later than the end of June 2015) or when a new dean is appointed – whichever comes first. Susan and I are still shaking our heads — retirement was nice for both of us but opportunities happen. As interim dean my job is much much easier than that of a dean whose contract with the university often includes an extensive “to-do” list. To date, my to-do list includes only one thing: to support and to reassure students, staff and faculty that they made a good decision in choosing to study or work in our college. That’s not bad. Below is a collage I just completed … designing it provided much needed relief.