Trustees encouraged me to take on some part-time responsibility
to help them and the new President launch the silent phase
of a new fundraising campaign after I step down next year.
To provide more external heft to this role in fundraising circles,
they suggested the title of Chancellor. I was both honored
and flattered, but on reflection I believe this may create
confusion in the higher education community. Thus, I have decided
not to accept the title and have informed the Board of this
today. Of course, I remain committed to help in fundraising
in whatever ways needed.
to so many of you for the warm and wonderful
outpouring I have received about my time as President.
It confirms my
view that there is no place like Penn.