I have had the opportunity to work for a few outstanding Associate Deans at the College of DuPage over the past 31 years. Sally Hadley and Jan Gessaman come immediately to mind because of their integrity, professionalism, competence, forthrightness, sincerity, and fairness. They made adjunct faculty members believe that they were integral contributors to the college’s mission of “educating students for responsible citizenship, civility, and mutual respect in a multicultural and global society,” which they are, and not cheap, disposable appendages of this institution. To her credit, Jan Geesaman was the only supervisor to observe my teaching.
To Beverly Reed, Associate Dean: