Congratulations on making it to the end of another academic year! In a few weeks, we will bid farewell to another class of arts and sciences graduates. We always know graduation is around the corner when students flock to the Ayres Hall quad in their black robes and decorated mortar boards to get that one classic photograph on the Hill. Thanks for all you do to help our students get to this point. I look forward to seeing you at graduation!
In other college news, this month, we are meeting with representatives from online program management companies to learn more about our options for delivering online courses. The next two meetings take place Monday, April 23 and Friday, April 27. If you are interested in attending, please email Todd Moore. During the summer, we will work with the Provost to identify departments with graduate programs we can develop online as we determine the best way forward for our college.
Our annual staff appreciation event is May 22. I look forward to celebrating with you and honoring outstanding staff in our college. Nominations for staff awards are open for the next week. Visit the website to learn more about staff eligibility and nominate someone from your team.
This is also a time when we recognize outstanding students at departmental award ceremonies and year-end events. I plan to attend as many as possible, as do several of the associate deans. We look forward to celebrating your success!
Finally, I want to thank all the faculty and staff who worked hard this year to keep us aware of the political issues related to the university. Your dedication to justice is inspiring. Thank you for doing your part as an engaged citizen and congratulations on making it to the end of the year.
Good luck wrapping up the semester and safe travels this summer!
Theresa M. Lee
College of Arts and Sciences