Dear students and alumni,
Every January, thousands of people resolve to change their lives for the better. Whether it’s spending more time with the family, pursuing a healthier lifestyle or going back to school, there is something about the new year that just feels encouraging.
As many of you know, 2019 will be my first full year as your president, and I am ready to jump right in. This year, we will be hosting community outreach events, attending conferences with our national partners and working diligently to ensure you have an excellent student experience.
We will also work closely with national industry organizations. Last year, we established Learning Partnerships with nationally-recognized organizations like the National Safety Council and many local organizations across the U.S. Creating these partnerships not only provides benefits like scholarships and tuition discounts, but it also allows us to better understand your work environments and see where your industries are headed. This is critical information for helping us design courses that are relevant and instructional to your careers.
Speaking of scholarships, we awarded 24 scholarships in 2018. Winners included military spouses, community leaders, dedicated public servants and members of nationally renowned organizations like the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, National Association of Women Law Enforcement and the National Volunteer Fire Council.
As we look forward to 2019, I encourage you to connect with your academic advisors and take advantage of the many resources that are available to you like the Success Center, Career Services and more. By working together, we can create solutions that benefit not only you, but also the university as a whole.
As always, thank you for being a part of the CSU family. I look forward to what this year has in store.
Ken, this was a GREAT, informative, but brief announcement and message to our students starting the new year.
Hope yours is the best too. I really enjoyed attending our CSU Christmas celebration at the new Lodge in the Alabama State Park. Everyone I talked with enjoyed it lot too.