March 4, 2021 |Can it be? Just over a year ago, COVID-19 prompted our mid-semester leap into remote learning and working.
I've learned a lot in the intervening months. But more than anything else, I've learned how extraordinary, how creative, how hard-working, how caring, how collaborative, and how effective you are, together.
You, the staff and faculty of CAS, continue to amaze me — even as you continue to challenge me to serve you better in my own role.
I know well how much credit you deserve for a year of unparalleled resilience.
How much credit for the fact that, in spite of everything, Xavier can now look forward to the post-pandemic world with such well-grounded hope.
I dare say you can think of a way or two we might more effectively demonstrate the gratitude you have earned.
Today I invite you to join me in honoring a particular group: those of our faculty colleagues who earned milestone promotions during this extraordinary year.
Marita von Weissenberg
And let us honor too our recently tenured WCB colleague Ed Kosack, who advises the CAS students earning B.A. degrees in Economics.