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Kenneth P. (Ken) Trevett, JD '69
October 21, 2016
I have spent the lion's share of my career serving as in-house counsel and/or administrator for six different biomedical research organizations, most recently concluding work as President and CEO of the Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio,TX.
My advice to Tony, now that the shoe is on the other foot, is to re-start his golf game, continue writing his very creative and thought-provoking children's books and keep the home fires burning with Lorraine. She's a keeper in all respects.
There are,of course, lots of memories about Tony and Lorraine; lots of learning, lots of laughter. However, the most valuable memory and lesson they taught me occurred in my later years at Colgate. I cornered Tony at a cocktail party the spring of my junior year and, with the self-righteousness and pomposity of a twenty year old in the 60's, complained about some faculty members and their behavior towards students. The complaint may even have extended to Tony. He didn't immediately respond, but the following fall, we had occasion to meet informally on campus. Tony challenged my earlier message and the way it was delivered. Words can communicate, he indicated, but they can also interfere with responsible human interaction and communication. They can be weapons--inadvertent or intentional. I wanted to act like an adult, and yet he confirmed in a fair but stern way that I had a long way to go in that regard. I am sure Lorraine had contributed to this message. Honestly,it was a bitter pill to swallow,but it was also the right prescription for my growth.
So,Tony and Lorraine, thank you for helping me immeasurably on my personal and professional journey. I am a better person for your counsel and your friendship.