Thursday, May 17, 2012

Congrats and more!

Commencement on Sunday was a great reminder of what and who Metro State is. Every conceivable walk of life is reflected in our graduates and in their families. Other places could only wish to be what we are. More importantly, who we are is filling a role that no other school in Colorado is capable of doing. I encourage you to share your thoughts in all of your circles about the Metro State experience: people know what the know, and in our case, it maybe slightly off kilter or flat out incorrect. Yes we are a modified open enrollment school - that's perfect: you get a chance to succeed. Our faculty are incredibly diverse and strong - and many, like our students, have been in the "real world", then they earned their terminal degrees and have brought their rich mixture of experience, theory, research and skills to our classrooms. Congrats to the class of 2012. Welcome to the emerging force that is the Metro State Alumni Association! Mark

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Metro State's impact continues to amaze

We have a great alumni board meeting last night in the Aviation and Aerospace division. The Board met faculty, had a chance to fly the simulators, take in a demonstration of "battle space" projects and more. Even after almost a year and a half here, I find something new about what our students, faculty and staff are doing here. There is no doubt in my mind that this institution is emerging as a critical part of Colorado's educational and economic engine. And that's saying alot for we are already firmly established as Colorado's quintessential state institution of higher ed. Thanks to all who do so much for our City, state, region and beyond.