I apologize for my absence this week. I fully intend to post every weekday throughout the academic year, but this week has been particularly challenging. My mother passed away early Sunday morning in Arkansas. I flew out that day. We had visitation Monday, and I had the honor of speaking at her funeral on Tuesday. I have been taking care of business matters today and will fly back to California tomorrow (Thursday).
I cannot even count how many wonderful messages of support I have received in my absence — including many sweet notes from our new students. In addition, my colleagues have jumped in and covered for me this week. All of these experiences simply remind me that the Pepperdine Family really is a wonderful support system during the challenges we all face from time to time.