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A Farewell Message

This is my last blog post. Tomorrow, Mike Edmonds and Robert Moore take over as Acting Co-Presidents and I will begin my transition to my new role as chief executive officer of the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. I know that these two talented and committed leaders, with the help and support of the Cabinet, Board of Trustees, faculty and staff, will move CC forward in the coming year as the Presidential Search Committee continues its work to hire the college’s next president.

Serving as your president for the past nine years has been the greatest honor and joy of my long career in higher education. While CC is envied for its distinctive Block Plan and special location, since my arrival in 2011, I have known that our greatest asset is our people. Our staff, faculty, and trustees are innovative and talented, and most importantly, they always put students and our core mission at the center of their work. Our students and alumni are independent, curious, and adventurous leaders who distinguish the college by the impact they have on the world.

My family and I are so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this special community and look forward to our continued involvement, as both Olivia and Owen will be Tigers next year.

Wishing you peace and rejuvenation in the months ahead.

With much gratitude,


  1. Bill Kawashima says:

    Jill, thank you for your service to the college and best wishes at National Geographic.

  2. Roger says:

    Best of luck in your next chapter. We enjoyed this one. Thanks!

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