Our University is currently without both a permanent chancellor and a permanent system president. Along with other major resignations and early retirements within the administration, the University and system are left in limbo.
Mary Poppins comes to the rescue of the Banks children after a request letter, cruelly dismissed by their father, finds its way up the chimney to the beloved nanny. In the interest of better future leadership, let us hope this note inspired by Jane and Michael makes its way up to a higher power, saving our hapless Board of Governors in the process, just as the original note saved Mr. Banks. Please find a clip of the Banks’ nanny request in 1964’s Mary Poppins, and feel free to sing along:
Wanted, a Chancellor for an adorable historic public University
If you want this choice position
Have a cheery disposition