The great thing about being a college president is that I get to connect with a much wider network of students than I did as a professor. The chance to work with students is what drew me to higher education in the first place. So this semester, I'm returning to the classroom to teach one of my favorite classes.
I can't tell you how many times a freshman has come to college convinced they've chosen the right major -- only to find, a year or so down the road, that something completely new has transformed their life and their way of thinking, and suddenly they're rocketing off on a whole new learning adventure. The entire university experience is made for this type of discovery, of course.