Steven M. LaNasa,
As the year winds down and the holidays gear up; it is an especially natural time for recounting accomplishments and blessings. In Donnelly’s hallways, our students, faculty and staff are marking the half-way point of the school year – celebrating successes of papers submitted, tests completed, classes passed, lessons learned and friends made.
I too have been especially reflective this season. Perhaps you have already heard that my family and I will be leaving Donnelly College and Kansas City before the end of the year. While I am extremely proud to support my wife in her exciting new career opportunity that will take our family on to an adventure in Singapore, I regret that my time at Donnelly will come to an end.
Donnelly College has represented a profound blend of my faith-life and my varied experience in higher education. I still believe, with the same degree of conviction that I held six years ago, that Donnelly’s work is among the most important work taking place in higher education for both our community and our country.
I am truly honored to have served in this role at Donnelly for the last five years alongside an assembly of the most competent, committed and generous individuals I have experienced in my career - something I will truly miss in the years to come. I am comforted in knowing that the College’s future is assured by an amazing and dedicated group of leaders, faculty, staff and benefactors of our great college.
Among many things I have learned from my time at Donnelly, I have come to understand the power of gratitude and faith in others in a profound way. I will always be grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of Donnelly College, and I am especially grateful for each individual who makes the Donnelly College mission a reality. Thank you for being one of them, and I humbly ask you to continue to get even more involved in that future. There are so many more students to serve, and Donnelly’s vision on how to achieve that is more clear and ambitious than ever!
With sincere gratitude,
Steven M. LaNasa