I am writing to encourage your vote and support for Pam Fleenor for chancellor. I have known Pam since 1988, a short time after she began her career as a lawyer. It is easy to write about her academic and professional achievements and that she has conducted herself with the highest degree of professionalism, as an advocate for her clients while being respectful of her adversaries. All of these are excellent reasons to vote for her.
There may be a better reason. I have had the opportunity to see Pam as a mother and spouse. Her children participated on a community swimming team coached by my daughter. And even though swimming wasn’t her children’s primary sport, they were there every time, on time, ready to do what the coaches asked, smiling and saying “yes ma’am” to the coaches. Pam and her husband often were asked to collect groups of children for races, and these other children were often as young as six, sometimes as old as 14. And they were always ready, on time and smiling.
Pam’s ability to organize folks, and have them meet their obligations with a smile, is why she has earned your vote.