“Thank you for your many memorable accomplishments at SCAD. The furniture design program has blossomed under your leadership, with growing enrollment, strengthened collaborations with external partners, and increasing national and international visibility. I especially value your unwavering focus on elevating the prominence and reputation of SCAD and its students in the furniture design world. You brought SCAD students and their work to the Milan Furniture Fair, the NeoCon World Trade Fair in Chicago and elsewhere – and you encouraged students to enter any and all competitions and awards programs. Such exposure was greatly beneficial to SCAD and your students – with SCAD’s award of the 2009 Best International Furniture Design Program in the Young & Design competition a memorable highlight. SCAD’s mission, as you know, is to prepare talented students for professional careers, and you made this mission material with many of your achievements as chair”.