Happy Thanksgiving

November 20, 2018

Dear Texas Woman’s University community,

As Thanksgiving Day approaches, I first wanted to say how “thankful” I am to be part of the Texas Woman’s Community and all who make it the remarkable place that it is—students, faculty, staff, alumni, and regents. With many new supporters of our university, including some who have recently made largest-ever gifts, I am very optimistic that all the great things that are happening here are being noticed far and wide, both in Texas and beyond. I thank each and every one of you; you are the reason Texas Woman’s is getting this attention.

A couple of years ago, I wrote to the university community about the African philosophy of “Ubuntu,” and I believe it is still very relevant. There is no single English translation of the word, but in a larger sense it might be explained simply as, “I am because you are” or “having a connection with one another that creates a shared purpose.” As a campus that cherishes its many dimensions, those who come to know us quickly understand the sentiment that defines the Texas Woman’s culture.

I hope that the spirit of Ubuntu is present in your lives and that each of you shares a day that embraces peace, love, laughter, and good health.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

With Pioneer pride,


Carine M. Feyten, Ph.D.

Chancellor and President

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