I write to update you on my progress and to extend my heartfelt gratitude to the many members of the CSI and Staten Island communities who have reached out to me with their support, thoughts, prayers, and best wishes. I am humbled and can only say, thank you!

At this time, my surgeon assures me that I am right on track with my progress. I am feeling better every day and will soon start making short appearances on campus and am confident that I will be able to participate in our Commencement ceremonies. Thank you for your support and for your patience when I have had to reschedule meetings.