Presidential Priorities

Three happy students posing for an image outside at Case Western Reserve University

Eric W. Kaler became the 11th president of Case Western Reserve University on July 1, 2021

An accomplished chemical engineer and visionary university leader, Kaler’s career in higher education spans more than 40 years. He has significant expertise in elevating research, expanding fundraising, forming collaborative partnerships, encouraging entrepreneurship and advocating for diversity, equity and inclusion.

President Kaler's priorities are to:

  • elevate academic excellence,

  • expand the research enterprise and

  • enhance community engagement.

President Eric W. Kaler headshot

Our three priorities will continue to serve as guides on our climb toward institutional excellence. As we move ahead, we’ll be anchored by the values of diversity and inclusivity because there is no path to excellence without them.”

President Eric W. Kaler in a letter to the Case Western Reserve community in August 2022