Office of the President
Jan. 14, 2020
Every year, Binghamton University joins with millions of Americans across the nation to honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who dedicated his life to the pursuit of equality, mutual respect, understanding, peace and social justice. Nobel Peace Prize laureate, architect of the nonviolent civil rights movement and the Poor People’s Campaign, King is among the 20th century’s most influential figures.
It has been more than 52 years since King published what would be his final book: Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? Written two years after the Voting Rights Act was signed and just a year before his assassination, this prescient work predicted a backlash to the progress made in civil rights in the United States and called upon the nation to use its vast resources to eradicate poverty. While he recognized the sharp divisions in American society and the forces arrayed against progress, his was a message of hope that we could come together to achieve social justice.
For a quick look at what's been happening on campus recently, my quarterly report provides a three-month, easy-to-digest snapshot of activities and initiatives.
State of the University address
Every fall, I make a State of the University address to campus — one of the fun events I get to do because it lets me talk about our achievements and our outlook for the future. Join me this year at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Anderson Center's Osterhout Concert Theater!
Road Map to Premier
Our strategic plan – the Road Map to Premier – keeps us moving forward to achieve our goal of becoming the premier public university of the 21st century.