Thank you Harry, for leading the iSchool with kindness and a vision for inclusion. I'm so glad I was hired while you were dean. Wishing you the best of luck in your next chapter (but come back and visit us often!)
Hey Harry, I know you just could not face serving as dean any longer once you heard I was stepping down. Now, sadly, the ranks of deans will never look so good and sound so reasonable again....ok, forget that reasonable part. There's life after this, and it comes with a large Jameson! Cheers for all those good years. Best A.
Dear Harry, Thank you for your enthusiasm, sympathy, competence and leadership within the iSchools organization. Although I met you only a couple of times in the last four iConferences, your presence was always glaring. You are a very inspiring person. Cheers. António (iSchool @ University of Porto)
I remember that day almost 10 years ago when Greg Sheridan called and said, "There's a dynamic new school at the UW with a visionary dean and I think you should meet with him." Less than a week later I said yes to leading the iSchool's advancement team. We've grown a lot -- from a school that didn't even have a campaign goal in the last campaign to being among the first schools to reach our goal early in this one. It's a credit to your leadership, your vision and the deep lasting relationships you have formed. I will look back at this time as extraordinary, and I know it will never again be repeated in my career. Thank you.
Harry, thank you for your support for my department and me in many ways, large and small. You continue to be a role model of leadership to me as I navigated the journey of becoming and being a chair. Thank you for all you've done for our field as well. Kalpana
Dear Harry, You will be greatly missed! We could always count on you for a calm and deliberate response when issues arose in meetings or on email. You are leader among leaders. It is an honor to have known you and worked with you. Wishing you all the best. Eileen
Harry, It was such a pleasure to work with you as a fellow iDean. I love your saying, "The iSchool is my school" ... I know how you feel. You really did make that school at UW, and contributed so much to the iSchool movement. Congratulations and have some fun! Debra
It was a privilidge getting to work with Harry for even this shortish time. A pleasent learning experience, wishing you all the best! gr. Mika
Your words at my PhD visit day helped cement my desire to attend the iSchool. It conveyed a unified vision for the school and my role as a PhD student in it. While we did not get a chance to meet very much after that, I have always appreciated your ability to wholeheartedly provide your attention to everyone you spoke to. My wife only meet you once at an iSchool research fair, but you made such an impression that she always asked about you. Thank you very much.
Harry, I wouldn't be here were it not for your enthusiasm and support. I knew of the iSchool, but I didn't know the iSchool. You helped me understand the values and vision of the iSchool community, and helped me see how I could fit in. I'm inspired by my direct interaction with you, but I'm even more inspired by the reflection of your direct interactions with everyone else. Your impact on everyone here is apparent every day.
Harry, It has been a privilege to work with you under your leadership. You made the iSchool a leader in the field and an exemplar to other schools around the world. I wish your next chapter in life would be as fulfilling as this one, with more time to balance family, friends and life. Thanks for everything. Let's toast L'Chaim (to life).
Harry, I'm so glad I joined the iSchool faculty and have had a chance to work with you! You are a gracious leader, who consistently displays both human and intellectual generosity.
Harry, what a wonderful time we had during your leadership of the iSchool! Your strong support for the Law Librarianship Program, which is small but impactful, made my years collaborating with the iSchool fun and challenging. You always set the tone with your cheerful personality and your robust and thoughtful leadership. It has been a privilege, Harry. Retirement gives you time to smell the roses (or whatever your favorite flower). It will take some time to be joyful about the simple things and to relish the time you have. Thank you, Harry. Happy journeys, wherever they take you. Penny Hazelton
Thank you for your graciousness, sincerity, warmth, and leadership. John and I shall miss you.
Harry, I am here at the iSchool because of you. When you approached me years ago at the Microsoft Faculty Summit, I wasn’t sure what an iSchool was. You invited me into this community, which I now consider my home. Thank you for making that connection. And thank you for your leadership and commitment to the iSchool. Your passion and love for this community will have enduring benefits for decades to come.
Harry it has been a great privilege to work for you these past six years. You leave a lasting legacy both as dean and as a caring and insightful supervisor. The iSchool became my school because of you. Thanks so much.
Thank you Harry for your thoughtful leadership and mentorship! I'll drink a glass of champagne in absentia and in your honor!
Harry!! This year, we've both graduated! Your kind heart and wonderful personality has really made the iSchool flourish! As a student, you cheered me on and believed in me -- which is more than I could ever ask for. Thank you for being such an inspirational leader (especially in diversity initiatives), and for always reminding me that "the iSchool is my school.... wahoo!" Please take care, Harry! You'll be missed greatly! Warm regards, Brittney
Thank you Harry for the enduring legacy you have left at the iSchool. Your energy and enthusiasm for the place is always grounded in the faculty and students... the people that make it great. In every conversation I've had with you, you've always shared something exciting happening at the school and never failed to mention the people that were involved. I hope you will reflect on the tremendous accomplishments the school has experienced during your leadership and that it's become a place that can sustain entirely new and higher expectations. Enjoy your time off mate! -Bob & Larina
Dear Harry: We are going to miss you -- your warm, kind, and strong leadership during the last decades. You made it look pretty easy, but that often comes from a leader who is sincere, genuine, and cares deeply about the students, faculty, and program. Thank you for all that you have done and we wish you and Lorraine the very best in retirement. Joe and Jill