Dear Fellow Faculty and Staff,
Friday was a beautiful day to gather as a WKU family to reflect and, more importantly, to look forward to the days ahead. I want to express my sincere gratitude to our Board of Regents, students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends, for being a part of this memorable day. I’m grateful to your dedication and commitment to this place and to our shared goals. I’m also thankful for the efforts of all involved in planning the Investiture ceremony. It was beautifully executed and orchestrated, and for me, it was a perfect representation of all of the possibilities ahead.
I introduced several new initiatives on Friday aimed at propelling WKU forward, including the First Year Village, WKU Commons, WKU Innovation Campus, and WKU Opportunity Fund, and I shared my thoughts on the expectations for the entire WKU Experience. If you were unable to attend the Investiture ceremony, I invite you to take a moment to review information here: https://www.wku.edu/investiture/index.php. I’m eager to see each of these new initiatives take shape.
Soon, we will begin to implement our new strategic plan. I’m confident this plan will guide us, focus our attention and our resources, and ensure that we maintain our all-important student focus that has been the foundation of WKU throughout its 112-year history. As we work together to reimagine WKU and chart our course for the next decade, our shared vision must retain what is most special about this place. We must keep our mission at the forefront – to transform the lives of our students. This is how we as an institution will contribute to the overall improvement in the quality of life in the communities where we all live and work. I hope you will make time to participate in the final campus forum on Strategic Planning scheduled for Wednesday, May 2, from 3:00pm-4:00pm in the Guillaume Auditorium in Grise Hall.
Again, thank you for all that you do for our WKU community.
Timothy C. Caboni