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A Thanksgiving Message

Dear Colleagues:

As we prepare for the Thanksgiving break, let me take a moment to share my gratitude for all that you do to make Monmouth University such an exceptional community. I am grateful for your many contributions to the life of our university. Your strong commitment and service to Monmouth – even in these uncertain times – makes my job as President truly rewarding.

This has been a challenging year, but you have faced these untold challenges with both grit and grace. I appreciate the patience and flexibility that you have shown since the outset of the COVID-19 health crisis, and I am grateful for the steps that you have taken – big and small alike – to protect the safety and well-being of our community.

I offer my heartfelt thanks for all that you do to enrich our community, as well as my profound gratitude to all of your loved ones who support you throughout the year. As a small gesture of thanks, and to allow time to prepare for the holiday, I have provided for an early dismissal at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25 for all non-essential employees.

May your time together this Thanksgiving be joyful, restful, and safe. May you return to us replenished and ready for a successful end to the semester. Amy, the kids, and I wish you all the very best.

Dr. Patrick F. Leahy