Dear members of the Wayne State University community,
Tuesday at Convocation I had the pleasure of welcoming our new freshmen to Wayne State University. I mentioned that, being deep into my second day on the job, I shared their excitement and am grateful for this opportunity.
Like our new students, I am just getting to know Wayne State – its history, its campus, its programs, its plans – but most of all its people. In just a few short weeks, I have met quite a few of you, and I appreciate both the warm wishes and the thoughtful insights. But I know I have just scratched the surface, and there is much to be learned.
One thing I learned is that I will be addressing the University on September 13. I want to be sure this is beneficial for all of us, so I’d like to ask your assistance. To help tailor my address, I would appreciate some input from you. What issues would you like to hear discussed? What are your aspirations and concerns for the University? What is on your mind as we begin a new school year?
Please visit president.wayne.edu/input to provide your input by Tuesday, September 6. This will allow me a few days to prepare. And though I am sure I won’t be able to respond to all of your issues at this point, I will address as much as I can and will use your input to guide my “education.”
Thank you, and I look forward to getting to know you and Wayne State University even better.