Dear Committee members,
I greet you again after a three-year absence. During this time, I have finished writing my dissertation and hope to defend soon. I understand Dr. Browder has already forwarded the complete dissertation to each one of you. I will be sending a completed version with an updated reference and a table of contents soon. Hoping there are no objections, I will want to set a defense date this semester, if possible. In the meantime, I am currently working with Krystal Wright, the administrative assistant of the UAP department, so that I can ready all my paperwork for for defense. You will soon receive two forms in the mail. The first is a change of committee form in order to drop Dr Ronald Wakefield, a previous member in my committee when I presented my plan of study. Dr. Wakefield is no longer at Virginia Tech. The paperwork to exclude Dr. Ronald Wakefield from my committee and to add Dr. Randoph Wynne is pending. The second form that needs to be signed is a course justification/revalidation form. This is required for all coursework in my study plan which, by the time of defense, will be more than 5 years old.
I hope to hear from each one of you soon,
Thank you for your help,