I first met Reidun in April 2007 during the art exhibition in the Høegh. Her energy, creative influence and her firm yet gentle handling of the students made an immediate impact. Fast forward to August 2008 . I was a member of Reidun’s advisor team as Finland house mentor. As the Senior House Mentor, Reidun was welcoming, helpful, friendly, organized, and an excellent leader. She was firm and fair in her dealings with everyone.
The house-mentor meetings in her house were conducted in an informal but with business-like efficiency. The interest and welfare of the students were ever paramount in her mind. Yet, at the same time, she never gave in to any unreasonable requests or demands of anyone.
Reidun, you have been making the world a better place throughout your career – the words of wisdom that you conveyed to the young people from around the world, the kindness that you bestowed on them and the frowned face that you put on before them have all gone in to making them into better informed, more compassionate, and highly responsive global citizens.
Of course, you have bigger and better things to focus on from here onwards. Your grandkids are lucky as they get a greater share of your quality time, love, affection, and care.
Even though you’re leaving us, we know you’ll have a great time. Congratulations on your retirement. Your experience, knowledge, dedication, and presence will be sorely missed. Best of luck in your brand-new adventure!
Ashok Pratap Singh
Director of Residential Life