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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

State of the College 2014

Part 1: Looking Back

Welcome! It’s great to be here with you, as we celebrate the past, present, and future of the College of Liberal Arts.

In considering what I would say today, it occurred to me that this event is in many ways symbolic of the College at this moment in time.

The first meeting of the CLA Assembly each fall is rich with tradition. Each September, we gather to celebrate the successes of the past year and set our course for the new one. New faculty are introduced and welcomed into our community.

Just as this meeting itself represents the fusion of tradition and new beginnings, I hope that by discussing these themes and considering what brought us to where we are now, we can begin to determine where we wish to go.