Vision: President’s Report 2016

Welcome to Vision

The greatest asset and testament to an institution of higher learning is the personal and professional success of its students and alumni.

When I embarked upon this journey as president nine years ago, I talked about the importance of incorporating diverse experiences into Bloomsburg University, where 40 percent of those enrolled are first-generation college students. I highlighted my goals of expanding academic and co-curricular opportunities and updating facilities while building on a history of excellence in education, science and mathematics, allied health and other fields.

From the earliest days, I believed it was important to identify programs that meet the educational needs of the commonwealth’s residents and to increase private donations to help Bloomsburg remain affordable and accessible while raising the level of scholarship.

As we conclude It’s Personal: The Campaign for Bloomsburg University in 2017, I see a university anchored by the strongest philanthropic support in our history. This is exemplified by a gift recognized late in 2016 that established the Terry and JoAnn Zeigler College of Business, helping to position the college as one of the top public schools of business in Pennsylvania.

Students and alumni are our greatest asset and a testament to the quality education Bloomsburg University provides. This issue of Vision highlights the stories of alumni who built upon their Bloomsburg University education to create successful and satisfying lives.