I hope you had a wonderful time over Fall Break and that you had the chance to do something fun and out of the ordinary. I spent my Friday off with Sandy and seven grandchildren at WitchFest in Gardner Village, so I'm feeling full of Halloween spirit!
Just before Fall Break, we held our All College Meeting, which had the highest attendance in recent years. Thank you to everyone who was able to join us to hear about campus culture, fundraising, budget, and the high priority we are placing on meeting spring enrollment goals. We will spend the next two months working on our financial plan for the next year. If you didn't get a chance to stop by the meeting, I encourage you to take a look at the presentation slides we sent after the meeting for all the information we covered.
This Wednesday, we will host our annual Scholarship Luncheon to honor over 200 scholarship donors and recipients. This is a great opportunity every year to reconnect with and thank our many generous supporters for their commitment to student scholarships and learning. We will be specially recognizing three of our most dedicated donors: Sue and Frederick Duthweiler, Nick and Penny Rose, and Grant Thornton/Westminster Tax Institute.
Between last week and this week, I have had the privilege of meeting with our Congressman (Chris Stewart), the president of BYU (Kevin Worthen), the president of the World Peace Centre in Pune, India (Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad), and a Salt Lake City Council Member (Lisa Adams) on behalf of Westminster. In each of these meetings, we focused on new opportunities for funding, partnerships, and collaboration, and I have high hopes for Westminster's future cooperation with these important leaders.
This week, we will finish hearing presentations from branding firms, which brings us one important step closer to a revitalized brand that will help us to better reach our target market and to improve the relationship between our identity as a college and the image we present to prospective students.
From November 2–5, we will be undergoing an OCR Audit. For more information about what this visit entails, go to the overview page on our website.
New Staff Appointments
- If you see these three on campus, welcome them and congratulate them on their new roles!
- Nichole Greenwood is the new Director of Institutional Research, Planning & Assessment.
- Brianna Koucos is the new Director of the Career Resource Center.
- Dr. Christie Fox is the new Director of Student Success and Retention.
Thank you all for your ongoing hard work. I sincerely appreciate each one of you and the important work you accomplish every day, and I am proud to be part of such a talented and dedicated team of people.