article A year ago, I was in my office, reading through some of my articles and the next thing I know, I hear a phone call from one of my colleagues.
He’s in his 60s and has spent his entire career at Yale, the oldest and most prestigious engineering school in the world.
We were about to begin our two-year program together, but he was already moving to California.
“It’s time to move,” he said.
“I have to start the job search again.”
The news sent a shiver down my spine.
It’s a big thank-you to the students at the school, my colleagues, and to all of my peers who helped make this a success.
The last thing I wanted was to leave the city I love.
When I think back, the day the news came out was one of the hardest days of my life.
It was like a wake-up call.
My parents, my wife, and I had all been working hard to get us through a tough year and a half.
But the news that I was leaving the city where I’ve been my entire career wasn’t as easy as it should have been.
It felt like a slap in the face, even though I’d worked hard to earn that title.
We thought the school would be the place to go for the next couple of years.
I had the best intentions and we wanted to help them succeed, but I was also shocked when the news broke.
My first thought was: Oh my God, how can this happen?
That is a bad idea, so I knew I had to figure out a way to help this program survive.
We set up an office in the Yale office and created an organization that would take care of all the administrative aspects of the program.
We had to work together to make sure everything was ready to go, but it was the best I could do.
In the fall, we opened a Facebook page to connect with students, alumni, and staff.
We started to see a lot of positive reaction from our students and faculty, who were happy to see us open a new office in their area of interest.
After the initial outpouring of support, it took more than a year for the program to start accepting students.
We are now on track to accept over 2,000 students a year, a huge leap for a program that was initially only accepting students in Manhattan.
What I learned the most is that I needed to focus on the things that mattered most to me most.
I want students to understand that I care deeply about their success, and if they’re willing to give it everything I have, then we will work together and help them achieve their goals.
I believe that our students are a powerful and important part of our team, and as a result, we have to do everything we can to make them feel supported.
One thing that I am really proud of is that we’ve been able to bring a new perspective to the program and to the community at large.
One of the best things we’ve done in the last year is to open up an online platform for students to connect and share their story, with the help of a small team of editors.
I think it’s been really good for the students, and it’s also really good news for the university and the community.
It also helps us build our network.
Our program is so small, but the support of our community, alumni and students has been amazing.
As a small school, we feel like we have a lot to offer and are able to work with a number of different organizations and schools, from Yale to MIT, to the World Bank, and even to the US military.
In fact, we are now in talks with some very prestigious institutions, including Harvard Business School, the University of Chicago, the American University of Beirut, and more.
We have also received support from the US Department of Education, the United Nations Development Programme, and the Department of Homeland Security.
There are so many incredible things happening in this world and I think we’re on the right track.
I can’t wait to share more stories with you, but for now, I can tell you that I will always remember what we’ve accomplished together.
I hope you enjoy my next few articles, and that I can help you continue your success.
I will be talking with you again next week, so check back for more stories from my time as a Yale professor.
Have a great summer.
Kristina L. Zukoski is the dean of Yale College.
She is also the associate vice president for research and public policy at the Council on Foreign Relations.
The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.