As students, faculty and staff return to campus for the start of the 2017-18 school year, Syracuse University today announced a slate of engagement sessions focused exclusively on Invest Syracuse: Advancing Academic Excellence and the Student Experience. The $100 million initiative aims to provide all students with a distinctive, world-class learning experience that prepares them for professional and personal success.
The engagement sessions will feature the senior leaders charged with collaborating with the appropriate constituency groups to bring to life the ambitious goals articulated in Invest Syracuse. These sessions will be facilitated panel discussions and will include Michele G. Wheatly, vice chancellor and provost; Amir Rahnamay-Azar, senior vice president and chief financial officer; Dolan Evanovich, senior vice president for enrollment and the student experience; and Matt Ter Molen, senior vice president and chief advancement officer.
Community members interested in participating are invited to attend one or more of the following forums. The events, all of which will be held in Goldstein Auditorium in the Schine Student Center, will be held on the following dates:
- Tuesday, Sept. 5, 3-4:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, Sept. 20, 3:30-5 p.m.
- Tuesday, Oct. 3, 3:30-5 p.m.
The new schedule of events comes less than a month after the University introduced the initiative to the campus and alumni communities. Invest Syracuse, a three-pronged initiative, seeks to redefine the student experience, advance discovery and innovation, and expand opportunity for students of promise and talent from across the socioeconomic spectrum.
“Invest Syracuse will implement the bold vision set forth in the Academic Strategic Plan, as well as the strategic plans developed by the schools and colleges,” says Wheatly. “The exact investments—line by line—have not been determined. This is intentional, so we can engage with the campus community. The Invest Syracuse plan’s sources of funds are fixed and include a targeted fundraising campaign, a tuition premium, and cost reductions and efficiencies. But, more importantly, the priority-setting process to determine how those funds will be invested is a work in progress and requires the input of students, faculty and staff.”
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be available for each event. If you have requests for accessibility and accommodations, please contact the Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services (EOIRS) office at 315.443.4018.