Dr. Pierce has helped us find a way forward to transform our faculty governance system. Her deep understanding of the inner workings of colleges and universities and her perspectives on shared governance are invaluable. A close questioner, careful listener, and astute analyzer, she rapidly became conversant with the culture and issues on our campus. Her consulting visit and report have been a catalyst for positive change. An added benefit: she worked equally well with members of our task force, other members of the faculty and key administrators so that our very process exemplified shared governance.