I hope you are enjoying your summer and that you are able to spend some quality time with your friends and family. On campus, our summer youth programs are in full swing, and our campus is rich and vibrant with many different activities, including many improvement projects, several of which are designed to address the capacity issues created by our recent growth.
All signs point to a large freshmen class this fall. In fact, the number of admitted students who paid their deposit and attended June orientation is at an all-time high of 95%. While this is certainly good news, we will have to come up with creative solutions as our resources are strained to the maximum. We have to do this without compromising quality. As an engineer, I like to think of this as a “good problem,” albeit a tough one.
At the beginning of the fall semester, I will share with you recent accomplishments in many of the colleges and schools, our goals for the next academic year, changes in personnel, and our collective vision for the university. Meanwhile, I wish you a very productive and relaxing summer.
PT (Vasu) Vasudevan