With the end of the semester and the year around the corner, I want to take a moment to wish all of our students a great winter break. In just a few short weeks you’ll be wrapping up the semester and preparing for finals—I know this can be a stressful time of year, but I hope you’ll take some time to reflect on your successes this year.
As you work through these last couple weeks, remember that there are many people on campus who are eager to help: Health and Counseling staff, who can provide medical, mental health and wellness services during a stressful time of year; a wide variety of learning resources and helpful staff who can offer tutoring, workshops and academic guidance; your Student Success Navigators, and your RAs, group advisors and the rest of the divisional staff are all here to help. We’re all wishing you a successful rest of the semester.
Student Affairs staff have had a busy semester as well, as we wrap up our current three-year strategic plan and begin planning for the next. It’s been gratifying to reflect on our successes over the last three years, but also exciting to envision where we’re headed next. As always, our primary focus is our students—to engage and serve them with quality experiential learning opportunities and services in an inclusive and vibrant university community.
I’m proud of our students. Your resiliency, curiosity and integrity have been a bright spot over the last year, and I look forward to see what exciting challenges and successes next semester brings.
Have a great winter break.
Louis W. Stark
Vice President for Student Affairs