January 30, 2015
Dear Campus Community and Friends,
As president of Binghamton University, one of my responsibilities is
to communicate key messages about the University to its many stakeholders. This can happen in several ways. For example, I provide an update to the full faculty prior to a Faculty Senate
meeting each semester. I also speak to community organizations throughout the year. Another way I communicate is through an annual presentation to the entire campus community – my State of the University address.
I've changed the format of this address over the past two years, hopefully making it more relevant and informative, but I still felt the timing was off. The presentation has always been held in late January, but this year I'm moving it to the beginning of the fall semester because it makes more sense to me to align with the academic calendar rather than the calendar year. Holding the State of the University address in the fall will allow me to review the most recent academic year and present plans and opportunities for the year ahead.
But fall is a long way away and a lot is happening on campus and with our many community partners that you should know about, so I recently sat down with members of our Office of Communications and Marketing to answer a number of questions. You can find the complete
Q & A in Inside.
Thank you for your interest in and support of Binghamton University. I continue to be amazed at the depth of excellence I find here and am proud of the accomplishments we've made and of the ones to come.