UT President - Dr. Sharon L. Gaber

PRESIDENT ASKS TOLEDO TO SHARE ITS ROCKET PRIDE DURING State of University ADDRESS

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April 2018

Dear UT Community:

As we approach the end of spring semester, I want to congratulate the 2,683 students who will be graduating on Saturday, May 5, with nearly 40 percent earning an advanced degree. I am proud to add you to our list of amazing alumni who have gone on to make their mark on the world. My thanks go to our faculty and staff for supporting student success through their unwavering dedication to academic excellence.

By focusing on our strategic priorities, we again made much progress by working together this year. In support of our students, we implemented a new 15-week semester, completed a $6-million renovation of Carlson Library, and hired five new academic leaders and a new vice president for Student Affairs. I’m proud to say we’ve also established the new Toledo Tuition Guarantee program and a digital course content program as part of our continued efforts to keep a UT degree affordable.

Further, UT made significant progress with research, increasing the number of new research awards by 60 percent and the amount of dollars received by 40 percent. Philanthropy also achieved major gains, with nearly $454,000 raised during our first Annual Day of Giving and the $30-million gift from Welltower – the largest gift in UT’s history!

In support of our staff, we launched the Professional Staff Development program and have implemented a new performance evaluation tool. And, UTMC clinicians worked hard to earn Joint Commission recertification for another three years.

For these accomplishments and many more, thank you for an outstanding year. Please help me in congratulating our graduates, and best wishes to each of you as we complete another successful academic year.

Go Rockets!

Sharon L. Gaber, Ph.D.
President

 

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Last Updated: 4/19/18