When the College celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. last month with a series of events, one of the aspects we considered was the civil rights leader’s devotion to service. King said: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”
We believe that higher education is its own form of service, enriching the lives of people of all backgrounds and providing them the knowledge they need to gain upward mobility. In this way, and so many other ways, we know that colleges and universities positively transform the communities around them.
Because we are in service to others, we also seek to ensure we are always doing our very best work. Last year, we asked students to complete a detailed survey that allows us to better understand their experiences at Saint Rose, as well as their needs, in order to improve academic and student life.
Now, we are asking the same of our alumni, 44,000 of whom have called Saint Rose home. The alumni survey is a joint effort between myself and the Saint Rose Alumni Board. You can read more about the initiative in this newsletter, and if you are a graduate of Saint Rose, we hope you will be able to set aside time to share your thoughts with us.
Thank you for joining me in our efforts at Saint Rose to answer the call of Dr. King in how we serve our students, our alumni, and the world around us through higher education.