May 24, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Another academic year has successfully come to an end.

Some proud Scarlet Knights now call themselves alums, while others have returned to their communities or are engaging in global citizenship- armed with the knowledge, skills, and tools that we’ve provided.  Our work has created the conditions that enhance academic achievement and support student learning, retention, and excellence. The success of our students is built on your efforts. Thank you for your unyielding dedication.

This year was filled with both challenges and victories. Like other universities across the country, we saw an uptick in demonstrations and expressive activity. Additionally, there was uncertainty about the future of students we serve and programs designed to support our most vulnerable. Your willingness to take on every challenge and turn them into learning opportunities was truly admirable and enabled the continuation of mapping our work back to the university’s strategic priorities.

As we slow down our pace during the summer to take stock of our successes and to start planning for the year ahead, I encourage you to utilize your well-deserved vacation time to relax, enjoy and re-energize.


With heartfelt appreciation,
Dr. Felicia E. McGinty
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs