Tuesday, June 14, 2005

And In Fellow News

Our sources tell us long-time Senate Fellowship director Dan Friedlander is retiring in September.

In an email to former Senate Fellows, Friedlander says:

Before the position announcement/vacancy appears in various publications, I am taking this opportunity to tell you directly that I will retire when the current fellowship year ends in September. I made this decision last fall and advised both the Senate and the university at that time. I've kept quiet about my plans because I didn't want to disadvantage our program during the selection process for next year's class.

My years as program director have been the most meaningful/rewarding of my career--providing me with the opportunity to work with 137 fellows. I am humbled by this honor and developed an attachment for every single person who participated in the program.
Friedlander will spend his new free time with his four grandchildren and working to restore his historic Woodland home. Beloved by many for his gentle, knowledgeable leadership and guidance, former Fellows with whom Phoblog spoke said they were glad to have been a part of the program udner his directorship.

5 comments:

Bethany said...

Unfortunately next year's class of Senate Fellows will have to learn to brush their own teeth and hold each others' hands in Friedlander's absence.

Any news on who they're hiring to replace him?

cd said...

hey now - is that an exec fellow dissing something leg fellow? that's not cricket. only we assembly fellows - first among fellows and forever most special and privileged can tease our fellow leg fellows.

i've received no word on replacements yet.

Bethany said...

I HAD to comment. Literally, the Senate Fellows haven't had to tie their own shoes since Friedlander signed on. I'll never forget the day my roommate at the time and Senate Fellow came home from work and told me that he'd been pulled out of his work responsibilities as a Fellow for a 2-hour lecture on time management that was based on an accordian file folder with a slot for each day of the month. THe brilliant part, and hold onto your hates for this one, is that if you have to do somehting onteh 17th, you put it in the slot for the 17th!!!! The program paid for this guy to come give this lecture to Senate Fellows every year. Brilliant. I don't know how they'll manage without him.

straitshooter said...

Based on the silence of other Senate Fellows, can we say bethany might be right?

I must add that the Executive Fellows went to the same training--and they paid for this GAL to come out from Indiana--and even better this accordian file sits on my desk as we speak.

straitshooter said...

Based on the silence of other Senate Fellows, can we say bethany might be right?

I must add that the Executive Fellows went to the same training--and they paid for this GAL to come out from Indiana--and even better this accordian file sits on my desk as we speak.