Office of the Chancellor

Welcome back

Sept. 22, 2022

Welcome to the 2022-23 academic year! I am excited to welcome back our continuing students and to welcome the new undergraduate and graduate students who have joined our campus community. One of the things I love most about working on a campus is the bustle of activity that comes each year when students return in the fall, and we got off to a rousing start this week as I greeted 3,766 incoming students at convocation. Nothing equals the rush of energy, anticipation, and enthusiasm that accompanies the beginning of an academic year.

All of us – the faculty who open new frontiers of learning and help their students acquire knowledge and wisdom, the students who pursue learning and skills to change their own lives and to change the world, and the staff who tirelessly make the whole enterprise thrive – are fortunate to be part of this world of learning, discovery, and engagement, and the work we do here truly matters – to us, to our community, and to people everywhere. Together, we will do great things.

Best wishes for a successful and fulfilling year. I look forward to seeing you around campus.

Chancellor Howard Gillman