Fostering Humility, Openness, and Growth
"I have so many memories of and so much appreciation for Dean Valentini! We first met in 2012 after the Varsity Show — ‘The Corporate Core’ — which followed students through a quest to save the liberal arts. I have long admired Dean Valentini's empathy for students’ struggle and the work he does to connect all that they gain from their education both inside and outside of the classroom. I particularly admire the shift he brought about at the College when he gave students permission to be beginners, and encouraged them to foster ‘Beginner’s Mind’ and see themselves on a journey of learning. It was such a welcome change that has had a significant impact on fostering humility, and openness to possibility and growth among students. Thank you, thank you, thank you for being such an inspirational and warm leader!"
Senior Associate Dean, Alumni and Undergraduate Career Development,
Center for Career Education