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Pamela Fox’s April 2 Remarks To Mary Baldwin Students, Faculty, and Staff

Good afternoon and thank you. I am deeply honored to join the Mary Baldwin community. Over the past several weeks, I have enjoyed meeting a cross section of the college’s constituencies: students from all programs, faculty, staff, administration, trustees, alumnae/i, and parents. I was very moved by the depth and breadth of dedication. I want to thank everyone for the warm welcome.

As you know, Mary Baldwin has a deep spirit of place – a power of community that enables personalized education that transforms lives. This transformational quality is a common thread uniting the college’s unique constellation of programs.

I am committed to 21st -century liberal education. A reinvigorated liberal education is integrative: It integrates self and society, general education and majors, and in-class and out-of-class experiences to foster personal success and an ethical global citizenry. The learning-centered environment is a principle of Baldwin’s past, present and future. The college is a model for the national movement to set greater expectations for liberal learning.

Thanks to the inspiring leadership of President Tyson, Mary Baldwin is strongly positioned for the future. As we look ahead, we will honor the balance of tradition and innovation, the imperative of leadership-oriented education for women, and the entrepreneurial spirit. Most important, we will nurture the spirit of place and power of community. Thanks again for your generous welcome. Dan and I very much look forward to joining you.

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