Just received this in my e-mail box today:
To the UCLA Campus Community:
As my time as chancellor of UCLA comes to a close, I want you to know that it has been a joy for me to work with so many of you as we have met the challenges that confronted us over the course of the year. For me, this period has been an opportunity to further serve the institution that I have loved for almost 50 years. It has been a year that has enriched my life.
I always knew that UCLA was made up of the best and brightest, but I have been struck by the talent we have here and the willingness of everyone to step forward on behalf of the university and its mission. I have gotten too much credit for many things that actually have reflected the efforts of dozens of people. The support of the campus at large has been crucial, too, for the measure of success that we have had. I am deeply grateful to all of you for the help you have given me.
Although we have faced some tough issues this year, there have also been important triumphs. I hope you share my sense of pride in our accomplishments. We have moved the campus forward and, if anything, have gained, rather than lost, momentum.
I am now passing the baton (at full speed, without breaking stride) to Gene Block, confident that rapid progress will continue under his leadership. UCLA is very fortunate to have found him and lured him to the West Coast. I know that all of you join me in wishing him and his wife, Carol, great success as Chancellor and First Lady of UCLA.
I'm sure people on here have an opinion of him here. I really don't have one except I HIGHLY disagree with his stance in regards to an on-campus pub. Regardless, I wish him the best.