Thank-you from President Williams

Letter to the Rambler

To the Transylvania community,

I want each of you to know how very much I appreciate the incredible amount of work that went into making my presidential inauguration such a splendid success. From the opening Bluegrass Barbecue on Wednesday to the final strains of music at Friday night’s Inauguration Ball, events went off in a smooth and professional manner, and I have you to thank for that. Your hard work made it possible for all present to enjoy themselves and come away with a renewed appreciation for this amazing institution.

Many people offered me their unsolicited comments on how impressed they were with the events they attended. I’d like to share with you the comments of one who wrote to us afterward. Karen Steele, an alumna of the University of West Georgia, took part in the inaugural procession by representing her alma mater. She wrote:
“Thank you very much for the opportunity to participate in the inauguration today. Transylvania was such a welcoming host. The program was so well organized. At lunch I had a very engaging conversation with a student who embodied the ideal student — eager and anxious to learn. This experience far exceeded my expectations. I am certain that Transylvania will continue to prosper and provide a valuable asset to Lexington and the commonwealth.”

Multiply the impression we made on Ms. Steele many times over and you have a sense of how much all of these events polished the reputation of Transylvania among our visitors. Each of you can take some measure of credit for creating those positive impressions. I am so grateful for your dedication to this event, and for all you do for Transylvania.

My best,

Dr. R. Owen Williams, president


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