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  1. Mary Jane was one of the finest colleagues I’ve had in my 30+ years at SSU/UIS. During the 1980s I had the privilege of serving with her on several search committees. She was a model of organization and tact in dealing with committee members and candidates. I continue to reflect on the wisdom of one of her favorite questions to candidates for leadership positions: “What battle that you lost are you most proud of?” Mary Jane knew that in the academic life, you don’t always get other people to see things your way. There will be some lost battles. But when you look back you can say to yourself, “that was a battle worth fighting.”

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