Rita Sevcik served as Administrative Assistant to the first six Evergreen presidents. Evergreen’s first president Charles McCann discusses the interview process that led to Rita’s hire at the college. He praises her institutional memory, her enthusiasm and her role as liaison to the board of trustees. He admires her ability to work with multiple constituencies and to maintain an appropriate tone. The interview concludes with McCann’s reflections on his personal philosophy of literature and education and his first acts as president of the yet-unnamed college.

(c. 1984) Length 20:21
Produced by The Evergreen State College