Happy New Year!
A new year always brings excitement for the future and an opportunity to reflect back to what has been accomplished and what still needs to be accomplished! It is a chance for renewal, for refreshing one's energy, enthusiasm, and perspective. January is also a month of celebration and reflection. As we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, we honor what he stood for: his teachings, his beliefs, his commitment. In the tradition of New Year's resolutions, UWG is resolved to make our institution, our environment, our community more inclusive.
As I reflect back on 2015 I find much to be proud of:
-Our UWG Wolves football team again made the National Semi-Finals in Division II
-More than 2,250 students graduated from UWG in 2015. We had record enrollment, record fundraising, and record economic impact
-Too many accomplishments of faculty, staff, and students to even begin to enumerate (but take a look at our Points of Pride documents for the year and you’ll see what I mean)
We have so much to celebrate!
Looking forward into 2016, I’m filled with excitement for the future. With a new year comes the opportunity to continue, to improve, to accomplish even more.
As we shape our resolutions for the upcoming year, let us continue to strive for excellence, celebrate our accomplishments, continue to improve our processes, educate our campus and community on what it means to be inclusive, and, together, come closer to being the best comprehensive university in America.
I am, as always, glad to embrace this challenge in the company of such committed colleagues. Thank you for a record-breaking and transformative 2015. May your individual personal and professional achievements – and our collective impact on student success – once again break records and transform lives this year.