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‘Leading With Distinction’: Academic Strategic Plan Officially Launches at Tuesday’s Symposium (Video)
More than 400 members of the University community gathered in person and online yesterday for the official launch of “Leading With Distinction,” Syracuse’s new academic strategic plan. The launch of the plan follows more than a year of collaborative and interdisciplinary work to identify the University’s areas of distinction and chart the course for the next five years of advancing academic excellence at a university that is welcoming to all.
Hosted by Vice Chancellor, Provost and Chief Academic Officer Gretchen Ritter, the symposium featured speakers from across the University community—including students Miguel Guzman ’24, as part of a panel discussion on STEM expansion, and Sophie Creager-Roberts ’24, sharing the impact of her study abroad experiences—who discussed key elements of the plan and details about implementation. During the event in the K.G. Tan Auditorium, National Veterans Resource Center at the Daniel and Gayle D’Aniello Building, Chancellor Kent Syverud offered welcoming remarks. It was the first of what will become an annual event allowing participants to examine and refine the plan.
“The plan we’ve collectively developed recognizes the University’s distinctive strengths as well as our distinguished history, which is marked by values and commitments to being global, inclusive and diverse, and to cultivating engaged global citizenship,” said Provost Ritter in her remarks. “It is also a plan that responds to the challenges and opportunities of the moment, both broadly in our country, in our world, and locally in Central New York.”
If you weren’t able to attend, a video of the launch symposium is available below.