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Plans for the future

Note: the following e-mail was sent on 8/25/11 to all faculty and staff from President Robert A. Corrigan


Dear colleague,


At the Aug. 22 opening faculty meeting I announced that this will be my final year as president of San Francisco State University. It was not an easy decision to make. Leading this campus has been the greatest privilege of an academic career that spans 54 years, and you have been the finest group of colleagues with whom I have had the good fortune to work.


When I was inaugurated as the twelfth president of SF State in 1988, I outlined an ambitious vision for this University. Looking over the decades that followed, I am immensely proud of all we have accomplished together, both for our students and the larger community we serve.


Today, SF State is an excellent University, due in great measure to your accomplishments as faculty and staff and your commitment to helping our students realize their full potential. This is evidenced by our recent receipt of the highest federal recognition a university can achieve for its commitment to community service, and by 21 new faculty of exceptional quality who joined their highly accomplished peers on campus this week.


I continue to enjoy every day of my presidency, even the most challenging ones. Yet, I long to return to the scholarly life and continue work on projects I began early in my career.


I have been touched and humbled by the outpouring of good wishes from those who have learned of my decision. I am well aware, as well, by how much more we still have to accomplish this year. I look forward to working with you on the challenges we face and making this year our most successful one yet.


Sincerely yours,

--Robert A. Corrigan, president


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