Thanksgiving provides us an opportunity to enjoy good food and meaningful connections with family and friends. It also gives us a chance to pause from our daily work and reflect. In these quiet moments, I am thankful for our WKU Family.
During the past two years, we turned a critical eye on ourselves and set for our university a set of bold goals. Because of your efforts, and guided by our ten-year strategic plan, our climb to greater heights continues at a steady pace. I appreciate your individual contributions to our guiding mission. Your work touches the lives of students across our campus and elevates our institution and our communities.
Because of the lateness of Thanksgiving this year, when we return from the break our students have only one week before finals begin. As we approach the end of the semester, please encourage them to finish the semester strong and continue that into classes this spring. Intentional, personal guidance differentiates WKU from our competitors. It also is critical to ensuring our students return in the spring and continue toward a degree.
Thank you for your persistence in creating a unique WKU Experience and for your dedication to transforming the lives of those on our Hill. Thank you for your commitment to higher education and to WKU. And thank you for doing your part to ensure a strong future for our students and our university.
Happy Thanksgiving and GO TOPS!
Timothy C. Caboni