From the Desk of the AD: One-Year Anniversary
Oct. 15, 2013
One year ago this week I had the incredible privilege of being offered the opportunity to come to Boston College. In 365 days there has been a hurricane, a leadership change with our football team, a `noreaster', a national sailing champion, a city/campus lock-down, the Gold Pass, a fourth consecutive Beanpot Championship, Homecoming, an extraordinary commencement weekend, an ACC Tournament-record basketball game, numerous NCAA tournament invitations, changes in gameday experiences, a pep rally and basketball student seating changes.
After one year on The Heights, here are some general observations:
- The University Leadership is forever committed to the motto `Ever to Excel' and that includes intellectual growth and competitive success.
There is so much work to be done.
Fortunately, our students, alums and fans have provided great feedback on new initiatives that have been effective and those we need to improve. We have a passionate fan base that is growing in their commitment to supporting our students with their presence at games. Our faculty are among the most distinguished in higher education. Coaches are recruiting exceptional scholars who happen to be extraordinary athletes. We are mobilizing our human and financial resources in ways that align with our priorities and we are using analytics to inform our strategies and decisions.
One year ago I felt an enormous responsibility to our students, faculty, alums, staff and fans. My sense of obligation to you has done nothing but grown in the past year and I am grateful for the opportunity and your support! Our staff is committed to working tirelessly to make you proud to be an Eagle.
We are just getting started!