David Bergeron, the current acting Assistant Secretary for Post-Secondary Education and a Department of Education employee for roughly thirty years, is retiring in March. I had the pleasure of working with David while I worked at the Department under Secretaries Spellings and Duncan and I think the world of him. There were people at the Department who I came to respect a great deal because of their insights, wisdom and commitment to students and taxpayers. David was one of those people. I have a lot of wonderful things to say about him, and have a number of worries for the Department given this drain of institutional memory, but for now, I wish him the best of luck in his future project(s). A man of his talents and insights has a lot to give to the higher education community and the debates of the day. Whether it is his opinion on how we should handle MOOCs, on competency-based learning, or higher education in general, I hope he gets to voice his views (which I don’t always agree with) for quite some time.