Dear campus community,
In the days leading up to Thanksgiving break, I wanted to send a note of appreciation for all that you do to make SUNY Cortland a special place. Thanksgiving is a reminder to have gratitude for the simple joys in life, and we have so many reasons to be grateful at Cortland.
I am always amazed at the spirit of our campus. Despite the challenges of our times, we strive to be a community of kind, compassionate and welcoming people who work together for the common good. There are few things that I appreciate more than being a part of our wonderful university.
To our students who are returning home, please be safe in your travels. Use these next several days to rest, relax and spend time with your loved ones. Enjoy your Thanksgiving traditions and take time to reflect on the people in your life for whom you are most thankful.
To our faculty and staff, thank you for all that you do to make a difference in the lives of our students. To work alongside brilliant, dedicated and genuinely caring colleagues is a privilege and an honor.
Wishing you all a Thanksgiving filled with warmth, joy and the shared spirit of togetherness.
All the best,
Erik J. Bitterbaum