A Message from the VP for Student Affairs

About Lou Stark
Vice President for CWRU Student Affairs, Lou Stark

As I write this, classes have concluded and students are preparing for finals. You’ve nearly made it through the semester—this is the home stretch! To our students who are graduating: congratulations! Please know that you have our full support and confidence as you move on to what I’m sure is the first of many incredible opportunities in your future. 

To all our students: as this academic year comes to a close and you prepare for your final exams, and complete your projects and papers, please know that we are pulling for you. Tell someone if you need help. We want you to succeed; it’s why we are here.

At this point during the academic year, it’s understandable for students (and faculty and staff) to experience a certain level of exhaustion. Although we’ve come a long way since 2020 and 2021, this year has continued to bring familiar challenges. I want to thank you again for your continued diligence in following our campus safety protocols and testing requirements, and your ongoing dedication to keeping our campus healthy. 

I think we will all welcome the slower pace of summer, and I hope you’re able to use this time to relax and recharge. Despite the exhaustion the end of the semester brings, our staff continue to work hard to position our students for success, and our students continue to put forth their best effort. I assure you, none of this goes unnoticed.

I recognize that this semester has been a challenging one for many people in many ways. But I want to state how proud I am of our response to adversity, how impressed I am with our students’ resiliency and how encouraged I feel seeing our campus continue to come together. We will still face challenges in the future, but I feel confident we can move forward together, unified by our compassion and conviction.

Again, good luck with finals, thank you for a great semester and have a wonderful summer!

Sincerely yours,

Louis W. Stark 
Vice President for Student Affairs