Move-In Day was memorable this year, as it was the first year in which first-year students were required to live on campus. As a result, residence halls are full and the campus has a new energy. Thanks to everyone who helped make Move-In Day a great success, particularly D’Anne Stuart, Matt Crouse, and the great staff in the Housing Department. Personally, I had a wonderful time greeting students and their families as they waited in the Pan Am parking lot.
I spent Monday at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia participating in a sub-committee discussing how best to enhance student success, particularly in the sciences, at Hispanic-Serving Institutions. The discussion centered on improving pathways between two-year institutions and four-year institutions, as well as providing real research opportunities to students.
On Tuesday, my office hosted Convocation. Here we honored faculty and staff for their advising, research, and teaching accomplishments. There was a marvelous energy to the event and it was a great way to start the semester.