Nevertheless, She Persisted
From Jeff Layne
In her presentation Nevertheless, She Persisted, CSU, Chico President Gayle Hutchinson shares with us the particular challenges, disappointments, and lessons of strength and resilience that have helped shape her life and career.
With a finely balanced blend of strength and vulnerability, Dr. Hutchinson describes physical difficulties that tried and still try to get in the way of her goals. She details social challenges and discrimination that led to feelings of isolation and rejection—but she persisted despite them. These adversities and challenges have served as learning moments for Dr. Hutchinson, crystallizing her own resilience and resolve. These challenges honed her determination, and helped her set goals and learn from failures. Through them, she resolved to persist and be true to herself, and has acted accordingly, working to help others as they live out their own journeys.Recorded: February 15, 2019