On May 23, alumni, faculty, and staff joined together in celebration of President Samuel J. Meisels, offering warm memories of Meisels and saluting the Institute’s many accomplishments during his tenure.

After serving as Erikson’s president for more than 11 years, Meisels leaves to become the founding executive director of the University of Nebraska’s new Buffett Early Childhood Institute.

Professors Barbara Bowman and Frances Stott will lead Erikson while the search for the next president progresses. More on the presidential transition

Watch remarks from faculty, staff, and Meisels

Video of remarks at Erikson’s celebration of Samuel J. Meisels. Watch on YouTube.