a tribute from Leona Phillips

Herman, your vision is extraordinary and it has touched and enlarged mine. I am forever grateful for that – I’ve dared to dream boldly and in technicolor in large part because of your challenges and support. And even more than that , I am forever indebted to you for making it possible for me to see my sister when you and I were traveling  in South Carolina for the Extramural Education Program. It is one of my most treasured memories, made all the more dear  by her early death from a brain tumor. This is your legacy: extreme kindness, empathy, and generosity as well such, such expansive vision.


Leona Phillips