Today the Board of the Trustees of the University of Oregon convened on campus. It has been interesting watching this board form, organize and begin to govern. This is a group of dedicated individuals (many alumni of the UO) who are taking on the heavy lifting of governing a school that has, for a very long time, been governed by a fairly hands-off statewide board. This new group is hands-on and is taking time to meet faculty, students, staff and alumni in order to better understand the UO. As they come to understand the UO, they will have first-hand information with which they can govern the UO. They can help the UO become even greater. Thank you for your service. You make me proud to be a Duck.