July 18, 2016
Thank you and congratulations to Shirley Pok
Dear Campus Community,
Please join me in thanking and congratulating Shirley Pok, Vice President for University Advancement, for her outstanding service. With Vice President Pok deciding to begin a new chapter in her life and professional career, I want to publicly thank her and recognize her many accomplishments.
Vice President Pok's contribution to the University over the past three years has been praiseworthy. She leaves with a spirit of gratefulness to have worked alongside a dedicated presidential cabinet, the talented University Advancement team and the faculty and staff…all of whom are committed to our students. She has helped foster opportunities for enhanced private support with our community of fundraising volunteers and donors. University Advancement has successfully raised awareness and advocacy for the university, and reinforced and expanded alumni pride and engagement.
During the transition and as we pursue a national search for this position, I am appointing Dr. Michele Lahti as the Interim Vice President for University Advancement. Michele will continue upon the great work of the division and will be in contact with all members of our community soon.
Again, please join with me in congratulating Vice President Pok. I wish her all the best in her future endeavors.