Our efforts to deepen our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion will be purposeful and meaningful, ensuring that everyone in our community consciously acts to make our values a reality.
In addition, the current economic uncertainty and altered public policy priorities are exposing deep vulnerabilities in the public university financial model as potentially unsustainable. And so, we must ensure that the Broad College not only stays competitive in this volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment but in fact is recognized as a top-of-mind business school and realizes its fullest potential.
While we may not know exactly what the future of higher education will look like, our strategic themes and initiatives will relentlessly guide our work going forward. Our momentum will not falter as we strive to transform lives through undergraduate education, enhance careers and lifelong learning through graduate programs, strengthen impactful research and scholarship, enhance outreach and engagement with key communities and foster a diverse and inclusive culture of collaboration.
I am committed to working alongside our Broad faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends to lead the college to an even better tomorrow, seeking innovation in our programs, resilience in overcoming our challenges and excellence in our performance, while never forgetting the indomitable Spartan spirit and pride.
We, as Broad Spartans, have the strength, power, determination and grit to make progress for a better tomorrow, together.