laughed. "I never put myself in a position where I thought I
knew everything, because I never did. But what I always had
were people around me that were strong contributors. I was a
strong team member, and when needed, became a leader
in that team."
the map. That's the local, the state, the national and global
maps," Cowan said. "Not just in what we were doing, but
how we were doing it."
in such good shape, with everything queued up, and it's
time to pass it on to the next leader," Cowan said. "I think
it's like when your son comes home and says he's moving to
California, you realize it's time for the next chapter in your life.
With everything we've accomplished at Middlesex, and set
the table for what's next, I feel as if everything is in place to
help continue moving this college forward."
set very high standards on performance, and I believe I'm
leaving an institution that should be set for decades to
term on the college's fund-raising Foundation. And travel is
on the docket as well, to America's west coast, as well as to
parts of Europe she hasn't visited.
some days until 8 o'clock. It's going to take a while for me
to get off email, but I hope I can shake the feeling of a 24/7
schedule easily," she said.
going to just keep on going. I don't know whether that's a
compliment or not, but it tells me people are generally happy
with the college and what we've been doing," said Cowan.
notice how beautiful the landscaping was," said Cowan. "It
was a beautiful fall day, the foliage looked great on the quad.
And I thought, we planned for this color. We knew what we
wanted this college to look like on a beautiful fall day. And
in the end, working together, all of us students, staff,
faculty, Trustees and so many other partners, we achieved