Wow… Thank you Chairperson Davila and all of the Trustees for this great personal honor. And thank you for choosing this time to recognize and celebrate NYIT symbolically for all that it has become.
And not just over the past decade but over the nearly four decades that New York Institute of Technology’s name has stood on this building.
You never know… We purchased this building in 1976, and I am pretty sure I taught my first class in it in 1977. At that time, I certainly never would have imagined this day or the rich life I have shared with NYIT. What a world. You never know…
We have much to be proud of as our university has grown strong and grows stronger. I consider myself a most fortunate fellow, and I thank you for the privilege of serving NYIT and all the support and dedication you have shown me and NYIT. Individually and collectively we are all privileged to work here each day to make a positive difference in the lives of our students, community and institution.
As you can see, though, having your name on a building doesn’t stop traffic, especially on Broadway…red lights do, but we are a dynamic, innovative, energetic green-light kind of place. Right?
And I hope we remain so for decades to come.
Thank you for coming and sharing this moment, and I look forward to seeing you inside the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway in a few minutes.