IUP President Michael Driscoll updated the university on a wide range of topics Wednesday afternoon at his mid-semester fall briefing.
During his remarks, Driscoll delivered good news from many areas of the university, including the current budget situation, fundraising, initiatives related to diversity and inclusion, and student success. He also spoke to the issue of retention, commenting that, while it will takes work, it is achievable.
Driscoll thanked members of the IUP community for their hard work, stressing several times during his remarks that IUP’s most important resource is its people.
He closed his remarks by displaying the handcrafted piece created by students in the IUP Wood Center for the winners of the 2017 Governor’s Awards for the Arts. This is the first time in the history of the awards program that students have both developed and created the design for the awards.
“As we talk about what makes IUP distinct and think about the IUP Way, I believe that this piece—its origin, its design and its creation—showcase the IUP Way beautifully: IUP is a place where we come together to exchange ideas and listen to one another with respect; where we value our sense of community and interdependence; where we look outwards and to the future, but remember and honor our past and our home community,” he said.
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