Rob Pearigen Comes Home

The 18th vice-chancellor has been here before—as a student, as a professor, as a dean, as a fundraiser. Now, with the experience of having served as president of a peer institution, it’s time for him to lead the university that has mattered so much in his life.

In mid-December last year, the day after Vice-Chancellor Search Committee Co-Chairs Mary Claire Murphy and the Rev. Canon Katie Pearson called Rob Pearigen to let him know that he was the committee’s choice to be put forward for election by the Board of Trustees, Pearson emailed Pearigen to share a blessing from one of her favorite books.

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