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Our last issue highlighted the legacy of Chancellor Patricia A. Sullivan. Several of you wrote in to talk about the difference she has made to UNCG. The following are a sampling of letters written to us and to the chancellor.
Chancellor Sullivan is one of the kindest, most thoughtful people I've ever met. I had the pleasure of working with her on campus when I was a senior and served as a student member of some university committees. She sincerely put the needs and thoughts of students above everything else and that is an admirable trait. I have also received a couple of her note cards and have saved them to this day as a reminder to always thank and acknowledge those in my life who truly make a difference and do a great job. She was an inspirational leader and her accomplishments have been stunning. I was privileged to have been a student at the beginning of her era and feel she has been the best marketer for UNCG in the school's history.
C. Renee Boyd Shipko '98
Dear Chancellor Sullivan,
For your vision and hard work you have given to UNCG, I thank you as an alumna and staff member. You have made a difference here.
Melanie Hoover '93
What a tribute! It couldn't have been better. Chancellor Sullivan is a special human being, a wonderful role model and a true world citizen. I felt closer to her than ever when I read her interview and your story.
I value the chair I sit in each day. I have her old blue leather chair which was going to surplus. Yeah, it is a little scuffed up and in some ways, not just the right height, despite the adjustments I've tried to make to it, but it is very special to me. I see it as a very physical connection to Pat Sullivan's tenure here at UNCG. I think of the decisions she made while sitting in this chair
the interesting people she greeted in her office, standing up from this chair, and how she must have spent many a late night in her office brainstorming
in this chair. As you can tell, I have great respect for this piece of furniture and its soft blue leather.
Thank you and the staff for doing a wonderful job on the magazine. It makes me proud to be an alumna and a UNCG staff member and supporter.
Cindy Clontz van Laar '78