Thoughts from the President
April 17, 2007 - Yesterday's sad events
The University is saddened to learn of the senseless tragedy that transpired yesterday at Virginia Tech University and joins the nation in expressing our condolences to the families of those killed and injured. While it is difficult to prepare for a tragedy of this magnitude...
Jan. 2007 - In the News
The Greentree Gazette (PDF)
April 2005 - Published in the Introduction to Quality Enhancement Plan prepared for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
On May 14th, 2005, Laredo, Texas will celebrate its 250th anniversary, making this city one of the oldest in the United States. Because of its age and its history, this old city has been slow to acquire an American face. Laredo’s population of...
Mar. 31, 2005 - Phase V Construction Update
Last week, Mr. García, Dr. Corti, Dr. Garippa, Mr. Gentry, Dr. Jones, and I attended the 100% review of Phase V, the kinesiology facilities, in College Station. The plans are truly wonderful, and we hope to be ready to go out for bids by late May or early June.
Feb. 21, 2005 - The state of things
Another George Washington’s birthday has passed. In addition to he accustomed activities, this year saw a special event at the University, Sunday afternoon of February 20th. Together with elected officials from the City, County, State, and Federal governments, we hosted a send-off for Laredo and regional members of ...
Dec. 17, 2004 - Year's End
Having only recently begun to adjust to thinking of 2004, I find it almost impossible to believe that we are about to move forward to another year. This year at the University has been one of marked contrasts: rewarding and challenging, glorious and sober, exhilarating and demanding. It has also been a year that has set new standards on many fronts.
Nov. 22, 2004 - An Update on Our SACS Accreditation Process
Late on Friday afternoon I received from the Southern Association the report of the off-site committee charged with evaluating our compliance report for re-accreditation. You will remember that this document is our opportunity to demonstrate our institutional compliance with the 78 requirements for re-accreditation.
Nov. 19, 2004 - On Planning for Our Future
As I indicated in a previous e-mail and in the spirit of improved communication within the University, I will continuously send you brief reports to let you know what is going on in this office.
Nov. 5, 2004 - Communicating the State of the University
During the recent retreats conducted by three colleges and the School of Nursing, one theme continually emerged: communication between faculty and administration on this campus needs to improve. It has been suggested that I regularly deliver or provide “state of the University” releases.