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Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2011
Dear Faculty and Staff,
Let me repeat my welcome, first expressed at the Convocation on Tuesday, 13 September. I hope your new academic year has started on a positive note that continues through all three quarters. A special welcome goes to Dennis Jacobs, our new Provost, Father Bill Rewak, S.J., our new Chancellor, and Father Mick McCarthy, S.J., our new Executive Director of the Ignatian Center.
This year I am particularly interested in progress on the Task Force on Teacher Evaluations, the Dependent Care Study, the Council on Inclusive Excellence, and the recommendations put forward by the Task Force on Governance. Other areas of focus will be the search for two deans, one for the Jesuit School of Theology and one for the School of Education and Counseling Psychology; and identifying strategic plan priorities as we move to the next stage of our strategic planning process. For more about updates and priorities for the year, view a recording of the Convocation on the President's Office web site.
This will be a full year, and I look forward to working with all of you in making it another successful year for Santa Clara.