Monday, May 14, 2007

Moving Along

Last Friday not only marked the end of the semester, but it marked the end of my time at my community college. I've accepted a similar position at a community college in San Diego, and we'll be moving at the end of July. This move will bring us closer to family and friends. Honestly, we never anticipated being in Arizona as long as we have. My love of my work is what kept us here. Leaving my current college is difficult; it's a great school with wonderful colleagues and tremendous students. I think I've built a strong program there and hope it will continue to thrive. My students have reacted to my departure with hugs and tears and generally just making me feel loved and appreciated. I hope that they understand that I love and appreciate them, too.

This summer will be crazy busy, with time for fun, too, I hope! Then on to a new job and a new city to explore. I'm looking forward to both!

14 comments:

Azathoth said...

Excellent news! Hurray for greater proximity.

RizwanK said...

*glee*!

Best wishes on your move, and congrats on the new job.

Oh, and YAY for a closer Greg and Lisa!

Judy said...

Congrats!! It'll be nice to be closer to LA and much much COOLER.

Phil went to UCSD so can probably help you with location stuff, ask him if you want.

Mike Jasper said...

Wow! Congrats!

Phil said...

Yup. Just let me know which college you'll be at and I can give you some advice. Might be able to hook you up with folks down that way too, if you want.

Jackie M. said...

I'm all "yay!" and "boo!" at the same time here...

Kirsten said...

Public squee!!!!

SarahP said...

Congratulations! This sounds like a great move, in every way.

Dr. Lisa said...

Thanks, everyone!

colleency said...

Congratulations! Grossmont? Mesa? (I went to Grossmont, and I loved it.)

Limiting Factor said...

That's awesome news!

Dr. Lisa said...

Thanks, Jon!

Colleen, I won't say where I'm working on my blog - gotta make the students work harder than that to verify it's me! ;) But suffice to say I'm happy with my choices.

Greg van Eekhout said...

Lisa may want to be discreet, but I didn't sign an NDA, so I'll tell ya!

Lisa's gonna teach truckers to drive the big rigs!

Rachel said...

Sorry I'm late (can't access blogger from work) -- yay! Best wishes for happiness and fulfillment in a more temperate (and closer) climate!