Gentle yet firm, calm yet filled with the enthusiasm of discovery and adventure

Would that our nation’s leaders, of all parties, had Joe Platt’s intelligence, wisdom, compassion, and love for all mankind. Gentle yet firm, calm yet filled with the enthusiasm of discovery and adventure, kind and caring – I have never met another person more worthy of emulation. That may be the most profound realization I carried away from HMC.

David Goodsell '62
Founding class member (but graduate of the class of '62). Admissions officer for HMC 1964 - 1968