Supporting a Strong Community in 2021
January 29, 2021
The spring semester is in full swing!
Now that two weeks have already passed, I want to take this opportunity to share my appreciation for all the ongoing work of our talented faculty and staff. You have demonstrated resilience and the ability to succeed despite all that the challenges the COVID pandemic has presented. The university would not have been able to function successfully this past year without the dedication of each and every one of you.
We also need to take a moment to recognize that we have lost several members of our university community this past year. Academic leaders, champions, and friends including Professors Cheryl Wall, Ruth Mandel, and Andrew Brooks, as well as Zimmerli Director Tom Sokolowski and many others were taken far too soon, and we miss them greatly.
Given this emotional toll, it remains important that we practice self-care, extend grace to one another, and continue to come together as a strong community. Although we are mostly physically apart, we have proven that our bonds are strong, and transcend the remote environment in which we operate so often.
We will continue to navigate the challenges and opportunities ahead in that spirit as we serve our students and colleagues. Please don’t hesitate to utilize the resources available through the Employee Assistance Program if needed.
Thank you for your continued excellence and commitment.
Christopher J. Molloy, Ph.D. (PHARM '77, GSNB '87)
Chancellor, Rutgers–New Brunswick