As we get ready to say goodbye to 2008 I am already thinking forward to 2009 and some key events that will be taking place. Starting in January a new partnership with The Toledo Blade, The University of Toledo and several other institutions of higher education launch the first edition of a new publication known as “Campus Connections”. This quarterly Blade insert will focus on the Arts and other educational and entertainment activities taking place on each of the many wonderful campuses in our region.
I also remain extremely excited about the UT student program known as “Plugged In”. This show gets better each month and I look for exciting things in 2009.
In a few short months our University will be hosting the 2009 NCAA Men’s Golf Championship. This International event will take place at the Inverness Club and UT will have the opportunity to show the world how well we do things. Stay tuned for more details on how you too can participate as a fan.
I am also extremely optimistic about the launch of the new “UT Guarantee Scholarship Program”. I believe this will not only offer educational opportunities for first-generation students but also broaden our diversity on our campuses and allow us to take steps toward being one of the most admired and diverse universities in our country.
In addition to the UT Guarantee I’m also optimistic about continued enrollment growth in 2009. I think freshmen and transfer enrollment will be up again and we’ll be setting new records come Fall.
Well, just a few thoughts about the incoming year. I look forward to staying in touch. Regards, Larry