For the past several months I’ve intentionally stayed away from @bowtieadmission. I wasn’t tired of it. I wasn’t any less interested or less engaged. I wasn’t being lazy.
But, I had my reasons.
I stayed away because I was working in a different capacity, serving as acting president of Augustana College while Steven Bahls was on sabbatical. I’ll admit that I chose not to post and blog because I was terrified I might say something controversial that might reflect poorly on Augustana. I am always concerned about this and remind everyone that this blog reflects my own personal view, but being the “top-dog” does create new and different concerns.
To be frank, serving as the acting CEO is a lot of pressure and watching one’s words is even more important.
However, President Bahls is back and he’s at the helm of this great place, which allows me to return to @bowtieadmission.
I am back in the game and excited to be here.
You can expect new posts on a weekly basis about all things higher education. In the coming weeks I will be posting about: A new venture to establish a remote office of admission, value and affordability, the rankings and many, many other things.
I’ve missed @bowtieadmission as an outlet and a tool with which I can engage other great higher education professionals.
Here’s to a great 2012-13.