Dear Friends and Colleagues,
As this year comes to an end I want to wish you and your family health and happiness in the New Year and success with your educational endeavors. Thank you for the comments and posts some of you have sent me over the last year. I am gratified that so many reading these blogs have been able to use my research and information. I particularly want to thank those presidents and vice presidents who have trusted me with assisting their schools in developing and creating sustainable international strategic plans. It has been a pleasure to teach, not consult, at these schools. In all cases, I received more than I gave and have been inspired by the young college and university administrators I have met. There may be many challenges ahead for higher education both in the United States and around the world but there are also many opportunities. As long as there is young staff with curiosity and energy I believe we will successfully meet the demands of a rapidly changing educational landscape.
In the weeks and months ahead, some of my research will focus on new topics, including developing international alumni and fundraising programs, the “new” role of the career counselor, developing a four year career counseling program and the role of faculty in career counseling. I am also writing a book—“The 100 Questions You Should Ask Before Enrolling in Any College or University.” The information in the book will be as valuable for college and university administrators as it is for parents and prospective students. I have spent my entire administrative career compiling and re-defining these questions and believe that the information will be useful. I hope you will agree.
Again my sincere appreciation and thanks to each of you.