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President Woodward Reports First-Semester Accomplishments and Upcoming Plans

Posted 02/05/2018
Submitted by Mildred McNeill
Category: Campus Announcements, Student Announcements

During the spring faculty/staff kickoff event held in Millard Auditorium on January 25, President Gregory Woodward highlighted many accomplishments achieved in fall 2017 in various areas across the University. “I have the pleasure of showing you quite a list of achievements and there’s much more to come,” Woodward said while introducing a PowerPoint presentation to the faculty and staff who gathered in the newly renovated auditorium for the annual “beginning of the semester” event.

Highlights of the presentation include:

  • We are on track to exceed our fiscal year fundraising goal of $9.5 million.
  • We will hold our first scholarship competition day on campus on Feb 10 when 200 top applicants will be on campus to compete for full scholarships.
  • All staff doing marketing, branding, and communication across the campus are now centralized under the Office of Marketing and Communication to take advantage of shared skill sets, knowledge, tools, and resources.
  • Our student-athletes’ fall 2017 GPA of 3.31 is the highest ever GPA for an America East institution.
  • We have completed the program portfolio process for new programs in computer science and engineering, digital media and journalism, integrated media arts, bachelor of science in nursing, 3+1 MBA, and 4+1 architecture.
  • Seventy-five CIGNA employees will enter the Barney MBA program as a cohort.
  • A draft 10-year Facilities Master Plan report is complete and there will be town hall meetings this spring to discuss it further.
  • Our title IX office has been reorganized to continue to ensure compliance.
  • Thirty-eight students will travel to Houston during alternative spring break to aid those still trying to recover from hurricane damage.
  • To help students have a richer student life experience, first-year and sophomore students will be required to live on campus (barring extenuating circumstances) beginning with the class of 2022.
  • President Woodward’s open discussions with students, faculty, and staff are every Wednesday through May 9 in the Commons private dining room.

View all of the information on the president’s presentation slides in the attached PDF.


President Woodward's spring 2018 presentation slides
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