Dear Beach Community,
Like campuses everywhere, our university is riding the tides of change in everything from rapid advances in technologies and tools for education to new forms of educational accreditation and unprecedented shifts in the nature of work. We must prepare for the world of tomorrow by building our collective capacity for thinking about and shaping our shared future rather than simply responding to it as it unfolds. New realities require new ways of seeing, thinking, and creating.
That is why I’m delighted to formally launch the BEACH 2030 initiative at our 2018 convocation.
BEACH 2030 embodies our goals of intellectual achievement, inclusive excellence, and serving the public good in an innovative visioning process that will include our entire campus—students, staff, faculty, alumni—and our community partners. It is designed to be participatory, inclusive, engaging and transparent.
Please join me in charting a bold new path that will make our university more resilient and better positioned to shape our futures.
Jane Close Conoley