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Leading an institution that, throughout its rich history, has had such a positive impact on students and our neighboring communities is a great source of pride.
As an example, the "2016 Fall Semester Updates" illustrate how the integration of our vision, mission and core values help us achieve our goals of student success and community involvement.
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside may not be the largest institution
in the prestigious University of Wisconsin System, but I assure you we
make an important difference in the lives of our students and graduates.
As the first in my family to attend a university - and more than 60 percent of our graduates are just like me - I understand the responsibility associated with that opportunity and I appreciate the amazing rewards. The focus of this university, and the focus of my leadership will always be on helping all of our students succeed.
The University of Wisconsin 2020FWD strategic framework has as its vision the further development of the state's human potential; the creation of new jobs and careers; and strengthening our local communities. These goals align with the hallmarks of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside: Student Success, Academic Excellence, Diversity and Inclusion, and Community Engagement.
The UW-Parkside strategic plan, establishes a clear path for the future success of the university and its graduates. UW-Parkside is committed to providing the opportunity for a university degree to a diverse group of individuals. The academic excellence demonstrated by award-winning departments and individuals assures our graduates that they will be well prepared to meet tomorrow's challenges.
It is our responsibility to partner with our local and global communities to enhance the quality of life for everyone. And we're doing that with more than 23,000 alumni - the majority of whom live and work in southeastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois. These people are making a difference in our communities and they value their experience at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
Education changes lives.
Education opens doors to incredible opportunities.
Education is all about lifelong learning and lifelong leading.
I encourage you to visit us at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and see for yourself how we're changing lives.
Chancellor Deborah Ford
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Deborah L. Ford