Thursday, August 23, 2012

French Braiding – Another important skill in the Chancellor's toolbox

One of the things that is so challenging (and enjoyable) about being a university chancellor is that you never know for sure what the day will bring. Whether dealing with budgets, academic planning, student life, community engagement or fund-raising; having lots of experience and many different skills are important keys to success. Yesterday – move in day for freshmen at UIS – provided an unusual example. The Chancellor had an opportunity to, of all things, french braid student Rebecca Britton's hair! Luckily, I've had lots and lots of experience … and it's actually really fun! Welcome all you new students and best wishes for a terrific year at the Springfield campus of the University of Illinois!