Driscoll’s Update, November 18: Giving Thanks, Reminders to Stay Safe, Update on Commencement

Posted on 11/18/2020 8:17:20 PM

Dear members of the IUP community,

As we get ready to take a break for the Thanksgiving holiday, I want to thank all of you for all that you have done—and will continue to do—during this tough time.

I have a lot to be thankful for. We had no way of knowing in March how much our lives would change during this pandemic, but I am proud of the way every one of you has shown resilience and creativity in still working toward our goals as a university.

Thank you to our administration and staff for finding ways to keep us on our mission, to our faculty for adapting to the changes and continuing to connect with students, and to the students themselves for being understanding and cooperative during these difficult times.

As you spend your break away from campus, please do your best to stay safe by wearing a mask, practice social distancing, and washing your hands. I understand this could be even more difficult this time of year, when we gather as families for the holidays, but please do your best to look out for yourself and your loved ones.

When you have a moment, please watch the short video above so I can express my gratitude and also update you on some important topics at our university.

Again, thank you to each of you for your part as we navigate challenges we never thought we would see. I wish you a wonderful thanksgiving break, and I look forward to your return as the semester nears its completion.

With gratitude,

Michael Driscoll,
IUP president