Every Fall, I have the privilege of welcoming our community together at the annual President’s Town Hall to provide an update on the state of the University and give a brief glimpse at the future. As we all continue to grapple with uncertainty and change, coming together has never been more important.
I will be hosting another virtual President’s Town Hall on Thursday, October 29 from 1:30 to 3:00 P.M. for our entire University community. More than 1,200 of you attended our Town Hall in May making it the largest Town Hall we’ve ever hosted. I hope that we can all come together again and be part of the conversation on the current state and future of our institution.
This Town Hall is an opportunity for me to hear from you and for you to share your perspectives, questions and ideas. I hope we can use the upcoming Town Hall to share what is working, what can be improved and come together as Warriors.
I encourage you, our students, faculty and staff members, to share your input in the coming days before the event by pre-registering for the event.
I have listened to many voices in our community since the pandemic hit. I know students are under new forms of pressure as they pursue their education. I know our so many of our faculty members are doing all they can to adapt to a digital-first classroom and also continue their research. I know our staff are working tirelessly to support our institution at every level.
I also know that parents in our community are facing unique challenges with school and worry. And, I know each of us are tackling the ever-changing nature of our world in different ways, and that’s okay. We have gone through so much as a community over the past year, filled with challenges and successes.
I hope we can take this Town Hall to celebrate some of those successes while discussing how we can move forward as a stronger, more connected community.