The Department of Physics gathered this week to thank Interim Department Chair Professor Gang Xiao for his service to the department after former chair Meenakshi Narain’s passing in January. Interim Provost, Professor of Engineering and the Sorensen Family Dean Emeritus of Engineering Lawrence E. Larson was also on hand to show gratitude and support for Gang’s leadership.
Brad Marston lifted a glass in thanks, saying, "After Meenakshi's untimely death, you stepped up and saw us through that period, so thank you very much, Gang.” Incoming Chair Professor Vesna Mitrović agreed, adding that she was thankful for Professor Xiao’s leadership, “with the shock of Meenakshi passing, we managed to continue to do business for students as if nothing happened."
All of us in the Physics Department thank Gang for his leadership, warmth and compassion.
Thank you, Gang!
Brad Marston says a few words of thanks to Gang.