About a year ago, after working at APU as as adjunct for 11 years, I finally had the chance to become a full time faculty member. I went through most of the application process which consisted of the application packet submission, an interview with the search committee, an interview with the full-time faculty of the department, and an interview with the dean. One week before my final interview with the president and the provost of APU, I received a phone call from the dean of the College of Music and the Arts stating that he had changed the position from a full-time renewable contract to a one year non-renewable appointment. I was devastated! I contemplated not accepting the position, but in the end I took the job hoping it would turn into something more. Needless to say I've had no choice but to continue to search for other "true" full-time positions that would ensure stability. This week I turned in my letter of resignation to APU.
I've always loved my students at APU. They are some of the most caring, loving, motivated, fun-loving people I know, and I cherish all my memories with them. I will miss them dearly! My colleagues in the Dept. of Art and Design at APU are some of my best friends. I will miss their commitment to excellence. I will miss working with them toward a common goal. I will miss their love and support.
However, I am happy to announce that I will be starting in the fall at Loyola Marymount University as Clinical Assistant Professor of Graphic Design. I'm excited for this opportunity, and I look forward to new relationships and influences as well as personal growth!