Happy 2020! I’ve returned from an amazing holiday in Australia, and we’re ready for a “ripper-chipper” (that’s Australian for great) year here at Gatton.
In the January edition of Simon Says, you will hear from some amazing innovators.
Gatton alumnus Rex Tibbens - CEO and President of Frontdoor and one of our Executives in Residence - shares some inspirational words.
I also interviewed Mikayla Mitchell, a senior economics major who is our first ever Nathanial R. Morris Presidential Fellow. This bright young woman has a promising future ahead of her - she might even run for office some day!
Economics Lecturer Darshak Patel made Gatton proud by receiving the 2020 Great Teacher Award. It looks like we’re starting a tradition here - last year’s winner was Finance professor Wendy Liu.
And finally, I spoke to freshman Mason Hardesty who has a YouTube channel with over 100,000 subscribers. Get ready, because Mason and I are going to take the Gatton Mobile for a spin around campus!
Thanks for watching, and as always, GO CATS!
All the best,