February 13, 2008
Tomorrow is a day that we celebrate our connections with loved ones. So it seems a fitting time for me to share my appreciation with so many of you who have made an effort to connect with the university and me over the past month.
When I first reached out and asked you to share your thoughts and participate in building the future of the University of Houston, I had high hopes for a great response. And now, after thousands of students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members have participated, I am truly inspired by your passion for this university. I have read suggestions ranging from strengthening our on-campus community and improving graduation rates to attracting nationally prominent faculty and promoting stronger local research partnerships.
It is clear to me that there is a strong desire for the University of Houston to be nationally competitive, global in reach, and a place where student success is a priority. If you have not already done so, I encourage you to share your ideas now.
This is incredibly helpful to me as I prepare to meet with UH leadership and outline our vision for the future as well as our strategies, plans, and priorities. I look forward to sharing that vision with you.