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The Forefathers and Foremothers of IPrA

During my stay in Berkeley I was fortunate enough to be the houseguest of Robin, Susan Ervin-Tripp, and Chuck Fillmore. It was a gracious experience to spend time together with these exceptional personalities and minds. Susan served as IPrA President for six years prior to my appointment and contributed to IPrA's growth. Chuck was delighted that our new president is Jan-Ola, his former graduate student. I realize that our secretary general Jef Verschueren was also a graduate student at UC Berkeley. Robin, Susan and Chuck must be acknowledged for having laid the foundation of IPrA during the time they were teaching. To me, they are the forefather and mothers of our IPrA.

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