Pat Wilson's Farewell Remarks to Faculty and Staff

Pat Wilson

October 20, 2015 Campus Reception

Thank you for welcoming Dick and me into the Wesleyan family 11 years ago. It has been wonderful to be a part of such a vibrant intellectual community. We have attended lectures, plays, athletic events and musical performances. We have entertained speakers, students, parents, alumni, community members, friends of the university and faculty and staff at over 500 events in our University home.

In addition, we have had the opportunity to travel thousands of miles across the country to meet with alumni and friends and to hear their stories.

These visits have always affirmed what we do on campus, enabling us to see how the lives of alumni have unfolded after IWU. 

The willingness of our alumni and friends to give back has been a concrete testament to the experiences they had here, and these gifts have made progress possible during this most difficult national financial period. 

Dick and I will certainly continue to want the best for IWU and the people here. This is a good place filled with good people who work hard to provide a future for deserving students.

Even though Wesleyan will no longer be in our front yard, it will always be in our hearts. Thank you all for making this such a warm, welcoming place.