NEW ALBANY —
That and the renovation of the existing facilities on campus really make the university shine in the area, he said.
“We now have facilities that we can proudly share with our stakeholders and allow IU Southeast be the place for community discussions,” Dufrene said. “... Simply, IU Southeast is a better place because of Sandra’s leadership. Her tenacity combined with her willingness to make tough decisions and stand by them has modernized this campus.”
Patterson Randles said through the years, she’s worked with amazing staff members who helped her accomplish her goals for the campus. She said the campus was always in mind with her ambitions, but the people were always her main focus.
She said a former student gave her the best compliment she could ever ask for.
“She told me, ‘When you came in 2002 we were still being called Grant Line High, but not anymore,’ and I am so proud of that,” Patterson Randles said. “I do believe we have a solid foundation in place, we’ve got a great new team of people coming in that’s going to take IU Southeast on its next leg.”
After taking a year away from the campus, Patterson Randles plans on joining the English faculty in the School of Arts and Letters. She said she’s excited to see what lies ahead after her career in academic administration.
“I kind of view this as the Pony Express,” Patterson Randles said. “This leg of journey is over and it’s time for me to get on a new horse and ride in a new direction. Thanks for being great trailmates and thanks for a great ride.”