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Written by Mike Thee
September 29, 2015
Anyone seeking a road map of where Seattle University will be going in the year-and years-ahead need look no further than the State of the University and President's Welcome speeches that Stephen Sundborg, S.J., delivered earlier this month.
In the State of the University address, which he delivered to trustees, regents and other key stakeholders of the university, Father Sundborg envisioned what Seattle University will be like years from now-what new buildings will go up, how many students we will enroll and what impact we will have. (Hint: the president forecasted growth in each of these areas.)
Father Sundborg also addressed the nearer term for SU, detailing what can be thought of as an institutional to-do list for the weeks and months ahead. Pulled straight from the speech, the university will focus on the following 11 priorities in 2015-2016.
The president amplified and added to these priorities during his speech to faculty and staff at the Sept. 18 President's Welcome. He also touched on other developments on campus and in the world that will command our community's attention in the year ahead. As the president shared in those remarks, "This will not be a quiet year, but it will be a great year for what a university can and should be."
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