The University Record, November 14, 1996

Dartmouth colleagues will miss Bollinger


"The University of Michigan is to be congratulated on an absolutely wonderful appointment. Lee Bollinger is an outstanding academic leader and will be one of the most distinguished university presidents in the country. We will miss him very much at Dartmouth."
--James O. Freedman, president, Dartmouth College


"I've worked with Lee on several sticky problems, and I couldn't have had a better person to face them with.

"I have to handle campuswide complaints by students against students or faculty, faculty against faculty or staff, staff against staff or studentsin short, grievances in a variety of interpersonal configurations and involving a variety of equity issues. In all of these cases, I've found Lee has a calmness in crisis that makes it possible to reach resolution. He doesn't micromanage, but he is willing to pay attention to details when he is needed."

"I have spoken on panels with Lee and attended events at which he spoke. "He has his own impressive style and focus. He also has a natural and a cultivated openness toward other people having different styles and approaches. People talk about how it's important for a leader to have that quality; Lee is someone who really does have it."
-- Mary M. Childers, Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action
Dartmouth College


"From the day of his arrival on the Dartmouth campus Lee Bollinger has had an enormous impact on our campus. A man of vision, Bollinger has taken an active role in the intellectual life here. He is a man of deep intellectual passion and commitment. I will miss him very much.

"But he is that intellectual cheerleader who will strengthen Michigan even more and lead it into the next century. You are very lucky to get him."
--Lawrence D. Kritzman, the Ted and Helen Geisel Third Century Professor of Humanities, and professor of French and comparative literature, Dartmouth College


"Lee Bollinger is very interested in what faculty doin their teaching and research responsibilities. He learns what exciting is happening in their disciplines or fields and looks for ways to enable those who are excelling to do even better.

"I think the sorts of issues a president faces in research and teaching are the same all over."

"He has brought intelligence to his assignment here. I'll miss him as a colleague and a friend. You're privileged to have a president like Lee Bollinger."
--James E. Wright, dean of the
faculty, Dartmouth College