Office of the President

Wilson Hall, Room 204
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Rochester , MI 48309-4486
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President's Report


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Monday, April 18, 2016
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

In order to enhance communication across the University community, and acknowledge and celebrate the many accomplishments of our faculty, students and staff, I will present a “President’s Report” every other month during the academic year. The first report included remarks by Dean Kevin Corcoran about the College of Arts and Sciences as well as my presentation of the University’s strategic planning work.

Links to a video of the President’s Report are below. The first link includes my opening comments; the second link is Dean Corcoran’s presentation; and the third link concerns strategic planning. There are also links to Dean Corcoran’s PowerPoint as well as the PowerPoint that the Strategic Planning Committee and I used in discussing a proposed new mission statement and three goals. The strategic planning documents are works in progress.

The Strategic Planning Committee has worked very effectively for several months to review institutional mission and goals and to identify institutional priorities. In October, I met with the committee to consider the University’s mission statement, to identify overarching goals, and to align priorities and strategies with goals. Next steps include decisions about the strategies that should be addressed first as well as determining how we will measure our progress.

During the next several weeks, there will be additional opportunities for campus input and reaction as well as review by the University Senate. I will soon appoint members to the three task forces described in the PowerPoint. If you are interested in serving on a task force, please let Betty Youngblood know (

George W. Hynd