Interview: The President and Provost reflect on Vision 2020

Vision 2020 video featureWe asked President Luis Proenza and Provost William M. "Mike" Sherman to comment on aspects of Vison 2020, including how it will further enhance student success and broaden our influence on a global scale.

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Q: Vision 2020 reflects nearly two years of work and includes the voices of 3,500 faculty members, staff members, students, community leaders and others. Tell us why this thorough, deliberate process was such a priority.


Q: Describe the potential impact of Vision 2020, both internally and externally. 


Q: Please comment on the significance of the Board's endorsement of Vision 2020


Q: The University’s revised mission statement in Vision 2020 states in part that we will ensure student success, but we are now defining "student success" more broadly than in the past. Explain the change. 


Q: How does Vision 2020 position the University for its 150th anniversary in 2020?


Q: Vision 2020 positions the University as a major player in advancing our region. In this capacity, what will be the University's major contributions?


Q: What is meant by the statement that we are "setting a new gold standard of university performance?"


Q: Tell us about the philosophy behind Vision 2020 and how the Office of Academic Affairs is leading the implementation of the plan.

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