May 9th 2019 was the annual CBI Retreat and in the evening a BBQ at the Corpus Christi Hooks game in the Pool and Spa Hospitality Area. Thank you to everyone who came and made the retreat a day to remember. Below is a message from our Interim Director Dr. Philippe Tissot:
Thank you everyone for a great retreat. Thank you for your engagement, ideas, and great team work. A special thank you to our moderator, Dr. Rick Smith, who came from Houston to guide us through the day.
Thank you to our University leaders; Vice President Ahmed Mahdy, Dean Frank Pezold, Associate Dean LD Chen and Department Chairs Scott King and Rick Coffin for sharing their perspective on CBI’s contributions to the University, the Institute’s future and participating in the day’s activities. Your presence and comments were much appreciated by all CBIers including fresh perspectives offered on funding and potential multidisciplinary collaborations.
Thank you to our Advisory Board members for sharing their thoughts on important trends that are and will continue to be impacting CBI. Their advice on the search for a new director was timely and insightful.
Thank you to Gina, Devon, Sam, Niall and the rest of the team for organizing the day and a delightful evening at the ball park. It was wonderful to see our colleagues and their families having fun.
If you left before the end of the game, the Hooks finally prevailed over the Sod Poodles 6-5 in extra innings at the bottom of the 10th.”