This is a very challenging time for the University and Dr. Baker has been fearless in his pursuits to ensure that NIU weathers the storm with grace and courage. Most importantly, I believe that he does so with the students and the faculty and staff in mind. I admire Dr. Baker’s leadership and his ability to make everyone in the room feel comfortable and confident. It’s always important to know that you can trust in your leader, but in challenging times, the ability to trust that in making tough decisions your leader has your best interest in mind is critical. I recognize that it does not mean that all outcomes will be what we want, but I am confident that as Dr. Baker makes the tough decisions that he will always have our best interest and the interest of the great students at NIU at the center. Thank you, Dr. Baker, for all that you do and have done!