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Colleagues Comment on Tucker's Secrets to Success

Date: June 19, 2002
By: Marianne Kunnen-Jones
Phone: (513) 556-1826
Archive: Campus News

Bosses and co-workers who have worked with and for James R. Tucker offer some of their own insights about his secrets to success.

Dale McGirr, UC vice president for Finance and Tucker's boss from 1996 to February 2002:
"He is very tenacious. He stays at something until it is done and done well. But also, he has that kind of dedication to the institutional level. He is always looking at what is best for the future of the university. His tenacity and perspective are a very good combination."

Nancy Hanseman, director of Organizational Development & Training who has known Tucker for 16 years:
She says Tucker has a rare gift of being able to use both sides of his brain. "His ability to see things from both the intellectual and the human side is one of the things that makes him so successful. He is not only extremely intelligent on quantitative and strategic topics, but he understands the psychological side of issues as well; that is vitally important."

Jim Marpert, assistant director of parking maintenance who worked with Tucker in the early years:
"He hasn't changed a bit as far as I am concerned. Although he has advanced, I don't think he has ever forgotten where he has come from or how he got there, and the people that helped him get there."

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