I was a bit disappointed in the party we planned for TJ. It was more like a retirement party than an appreciation party. I think we should have just had the BBQ or party at someone’s house like Alisa’s or Cooksey’s place. We could have bought the meat and a few drinks. But Michelle didn’t listen to me. I didn’t think he would like the party and actually I think he was a bit embarassed by it. None of the other Deans showed up–only half of our faculty came. There was a decent turn out but not what it should have been. Many people just didn’t understand what we were doing having a party for him. I can understand their confusion. He’s not leaving, he’s just stepping down.