One of the most difficult things that one gets to do in my job is to realize that the talented and committed servants on our team are not “ours” forever, no matter how much we want them to be. This year is especially poignant in that regard as after 36 years of remarkable contribution to UNL and IANR, Assistant Vice Chancellor Alan Moeller will be retiring effective June 30, 2013. Alan is truly unique as he has led business, finance, and legislative affairs for essentially the entire history of today’s UNL Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and will be leaving behind an unparalleled legacy of accomplishments. As I jokingly say often – he has trained five Vice Chancellors – which in and of itself is no small task!
As is Alan’s humble style, he has requested that we not make a big “to-do” of his retirement, but, we cannot miss the opportunity to celebrate the huge impact he has had on the University of Nebraska, the state, and its agriculture and natural resources systems during the past several decades. So, I hope that you will plan to join us for an appreciation celebration with Alan, Lana and their family from 2-4 pm on Friday, June 14th in the Great Plains Room of the Nebraska East Union.
Mark your calendars and we will see you there for a time of fun, laughter, and fellowship as we wish Alan and Lana well on their future journey.