President Kicks Off a New Academic Year
Highlighting the achievements of the past year and providing a glimpse into the future, Mary Baldwin College President Pamela Fox officially opened the 2014-15 academic year August 27 with the annual State of the College Address. This year’s theme was “Deep Roots, Bold Future: Our Next Chapter.” (Read the text of Fox’s speech.)
“The deep roots of our legacy and your commitment anchor us firmly to embark on our next chapter,” Fox told the crowd of staff and faculty gathered inside Francis Auditorium. The president used the event to debut the college’s new strategic plan, Mary Baldwin 2020.
“The plan proclaims our ongoing conviction that an education grounded in the liberal arts is in the 21st century still the best foundation for a life well lived,” she said. “The plan affirms our core values: first and foremost, teaching and learning that is academically rigorous, that is personalized, that transforms lives, and that fosters productive and ethical citizenship and leadership development.”
After the address, faculty convened at the new Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences for a retreat. Classes begin on September 1.