Dear Erikson students, faculty, and staff:
It is with considerable sadness that I write to inform you of Marvel Pomeroy’s retirement from Erikson Institute. Marvel has been a long-serving and critical member of Erikson’s Enrollment Management team for 15 years — a remarkable achievement that speaks not only to her professional skills, but also to her dedication and passion for the work of the Institute.
Marvel came to Erikson as associate registrar in 1998 from Loyola University Chicago, where she had been a member of the Registration and Records staff for many years. Her experience at Loyola and her familiarity with Loyola’s academic and administrative processes were critically important as Erikson became an independent degree granting institution a few years after her arrival.
She has helped to build the Registration and Student Records office at Erikson brick by brick and has been instrumental in professionalizing the services of the office during the past 15 years. If you want to get a sense of how far Erikson has come in the last two decades, spend some time with Marvel and ask her about the “good old days”… she has some of the most entertaining stories you will ever hear about Erikson.
Marvel’s contributions to Erikson are innumerable and I would fail at an attempt to list all of her achievements and accomplishments. Without her hard work, however, almost everything that we take for granted in the Registration and Records office would not exist today: online registration for students, online grading for faculty, online classroom and meeting room scheduling, advising services for veterans and veterans’ benefits, advising support for faculty and students, and coordination of academic records retention with Loyola University Chicago’s Graduate School.
Most importantly, Marvel leaves behind a legacy of outstanding service to the Erikson community. Her impact on the experience of students, alumni, and faculty is unparalleled and evidenced by the countless words of praise that she has received each year in the annual student surveys. While she can never be replaced, she has set the bar appropriately high for her successor to continue the excellent work at Erikson. I am sad to lose a trusted and dear colleague, but I am thrilled that she is entering the next phase of her life with a sense of optimism and excitement to pursue many of her interests that she has put on hold because of the demands of her work at Erikson.
We will be planning an event in the new year to celebrate Marvel’s retirement and her contributions to Erikson. We will keep the campus community informed as the details of the big bash become available. In the meantime, please join me in wishing Marvel the very best and congratulate her on her retirement. If you’d like to send her a personal note, you can contact her via an email to [email protected].
We will also be starting a search process to fill the associate director of registration and student records position. I will keep you informed as we proceed with that process.
Dean of Enrollment Management