Academic journal article College and University

Editor's Note

Academic journal article College and University

Editor's Note

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A few months ago I had lunch with one of my early mentors in the registrar field, Sam Lewis, the former University Registrar at the University of Minnesota, where I began my career. Just about everything good I know about managing staff, I learned from Sam, a compassionate, supportive, servant-leader. He cared about students, faculty, staff, and the institution. He focused on the big picture. All of those things I tried to emulate. Sam has been retired for a number of years, while I've been retired from my university position for a few months. Much of our discussion during lunch was about navigating retirement. When we left the restaurant I told Sam that it appeared he was going to be my mentor in retirement, as well as in my professional career.

Several years ago AACRAO published a series of articles in C&U on the topic of leadership. (These were subsequently compiled into a book, Leadership Lessons.) With this edition of C&U we begin a series of articles on mentorship. We present three perspectives on generational mentorship, by Eric Shadle, Erin Seheult, and Ismari Altamirano. I'm excited about the series and I think these three articles get it off to a good start!

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