UMSL in 1963Clubhouse AerialClubhouse Entrance Hallway Classroom1 building 32 faculty members 672 students0 chancellor’s reports
Connecting with the community wasArnold Grobman’s goal in creating theChancellor’s Report in 1976UMSL’s 4th chancellor (1975-85), Grobmandied July 8 at age 94.
Two other chancellors who brought theirown remarkable style, substance to thisevent …Chancellor Blanche Touhill1990-2002Interim Chancellor Don Dreimeier2003
UMSL @ 50Despite challenges and its youth … UMSLhas become a most highly regarded andessential community asset.Millennium Student Center Touhill PAC William Clay Building
UMSL faculty ranks 3rd nationallyamong public universities in AcademicAnalytics productivity index Index of universities with fewer than 15doctoral programs shows only San DiegoState and William & Mary ahead of UMSL. Boston College, Georgetown and Brandeisprivate schools also among index’s top 10.
International Business retains lofty status inlatest U.S. News & World Report survey Undergraduate International Businessranked 15th nationally in fall issue … 10th yearin top 20. Doctoral Criminology program remainsranked 4th nationally.
UMSL one of “America’s Best Colleges,”according to Forbes Magazine Magazine’s editors focus on the things thatmatter the most to students: quality of teaching. great career prospects. graduation rates. low levels of debt. 9% of the 6,600 accredited postsecondaryinstitutions in the U.S made the list.
Fall total enrollment nears 17,000 –establishing several new records. Undergraduate enrollment up. A slight decline in graduate programs … National trend that included UMSL.
Largest incoming class of new students– freshmen and transfers – since 1999 Nearly 2,000 transfer students is secondlargest class in campus history. Up 5% in freshmen at 535. Average ACT score of 24 is a campusrecord.
Honors College is bursting at the seamswith 600 students Steady enrollment increase has includedimprovements in ACT scores, class rank andcore GPA.
Nursing experiences quantum leapin undergraduate students 20% fall-to-fall increase reflects on theexcellence of the program and promisingjob market. Nearly 850 students in undergraduatenursing programs today.
Unique UMSL-Washington Universityengineering program continues togrow at record pace Top employers of graduates includeBoeing, Ameren, Nidec and Metro SewerDistrict.20082009201020112012326426
Optometry continues to receivehundreds of applications for its limitedstudent slots 8 applicants for each slot … allowingUMSL to select the very best candidates. UMSL optometry students have againscored better than the national averageon the National Board exam.
Campus will award about 3,200 degreesthis academic year – another record More than 1,500 students are expected tograduate during ceremonies next week. 963 graduates in December. 653 graduates in August.
UMSL already topped 85,000 alumnithis year 62,000 UMSL alums living and working in theregion. Yes … UMSL educates St. Louis!
Gateway for GreatnessHectic, successful conclusion $154.2 million Seven-year campaign started July 1, 2005. Goal increased to $150M from $100M in July2010. $22M per year average – far greater than $7Maverage a year prior to campaign. $28M raised in final year – campus record. 31 Partners for Greatness [$1M-plus donors].
Gateway for GreatnessCreating excellence $60M targeted for faculty, academicprograms, libraries and research. Five endowed professorships or chairs …Peter G. Schick Professorship in Finance filledJuly 1 by Yiuman Tse. Two endowed curators … St. Louis Mercantile Library Art Museum John W. Barriger National Railroad Library
Gateway for GreatnessAccess to excellence $20M earmarked for scholarships. Six individuals or corporations gave inexcess of $1M for scholarships, amongthem … Emerson Charitable Trust. Enterprise Holdings Foundation. Estate of UMSL Professor Eugene and AliceMeehan.
Maintaining the momentumDonors drawn to scholarships AT&T donated $500,000 to The OpportunityScholars Program … which is designed toattract bright students to STEM fields. FY12-13 Match Scholarship Program UM used casino funds to match gifts in incrementsof $20,000 to create endowed need-basedscholarships. All 19 units awarded to UMSL have been funded.
You heard it here first …Five UMSL faculty members will receiveawards from the University of MissouriSystem Competitive selection process amongfaculty from 4 campuses. Curators will make the formal presentationsin June. I’m giving you a preview.
Carl Hoagland wins the University ofMissouri President’s InnovativeTeaching Award Carl is the Emerson Electric Professor ofTeaching and Learning. Recognized for incorporatingnew technologies intocurriculum and creating theE. Desmond Lee Technologyand Learning Center.
Vicki Sauter wins the University ofMissouri President’s Service Award Vicki is a professor of information systems. Recognized for involvement in professionalorganizations and creating outreachprograms that recruit diverse students totechnology fields.
Rita Csapo-Sweet wins the University ofMissouri President’s Cross-CulturalEngagement Award Rita is an associate professor of mediastudies. Recognized for establishing exchangeprograms in Hungary, Bosnia andCroatia that cut across variousdisciplines.
Dawn Garzon and Susann Farbermanwin University of Missouri President’sIntercampus Collaboration Award Five-member team from UMSL, UMC andUMKC created a Pediatric Nurse Practitionerprogram. The courses are now taught on allthree campuses.
Jean Miller is the new dean of theCollege of Fine Arts andCommunication Jean comes to UMSL from the College ofVisual Arts & Design at University of NorthTexas. UMSL’s COFAC has 900 studentsin its four units … art & art history communication music theatre, dance & media studies
St. Louis Academy of Science honorstwo UMSL faculty members James Wilson won the Science EducatorAward … recognizes his contributions toscience education. George Gokel received the James B. EadsAward … recognizes his achievements inengineering and technology.
Mark Pope’s commitment to diversityand education earns recognition Diversity Initiative Award from the NationalCareer Development Association. GLBT Educator of the Year Award from theAmerican Association for the Advancementof Science. Lifetime Career AchievementAward from the MissouriCareer DevelopmentAssociation.
COFAC stages epic production ofCarmina Burana at the Touhill PAC Popular production involved more than200 student and professional performers. Partners included Nashville Ballet, DanceSt. Louis and St. Louis Children’s Choir.
Benjamin Taylor wins statewide CPAaward Selected Student of the Year by the MissouriSociety of Certified Public Accountants. Sited for classroom excellence as well ascommunity involvement and professionalconduct.
Brighton Ranney achieves nation’stop score on the CPA exam UMSL students have won this ElijahWatt Sells Award 3 of the last 5years, which recognizes the exam’stop scorers. Brighton is employed by TaxStrategies, a part of MonetaGroup in Clayton, Mo.
Student athletes continue winning onand off the field So far this year, UMSL has … 21 All-Conference honorees. 20 GLVC Players of the Week. 10 GLVC tournament appearances. 3 NCAA Tournament appearances (men’sgolf, women’s golf, softball) Bob Sundvold named new men’s basketballcoach. Athletes also excel in class … graduating ata rate higher than campus overall.
UMSL at Grand CenterFulfilling vision endorsed byfaculty and community
Puts UMSL in middle of region’smedia-entertainment districtNew home for St Louis Public Radio.Houses UMSL offices and classrooms Emerging Media Studies program. UMSL charter school operations.
Looking ahead … new buildings and afresh Gateway for Greatness StrategicPlan
Recreation and Wellness Center ontrack to open in September of 2015 Students passed fee referendum andcurators approved project/bonding [$36M]. Cannon Design chosen as architects. Advertise construction bids this summer.
Campus funding commitment movesBenton-Stadler renovation forward Bond option approved by faculty andcurators [$30M]. Christner Inc. chosen as architects. Begin construction later this year andoccupy by end of 2015. Special thanks to Peabody– gift gave UMSL a head-start on renovation.
Anheuser-Busch Hall … we’re gettingclose Donors have given more than $15M for thisCollege of Business project. Seeking matching funds from the state –Higher Education Capital Fund. Expect to breakground in 2014.
Natural Bridge Great Streets projectgets under way $20 million MODOT/East-West GatewayCouncil project will transform section ofNatural Bridge between Hanley and Lucas& Hunt roads into a vibrant destination site. Construction will begin next year andconclude in December of 2014.Before After
Strategic Direction20% increase in graduates … overnext five years Everything you’ve heard today sets thefoundation for our future goal to betterserve students, alumni and our community. Complements other initiatives to enhancethe economy – including the St. LouisRegional Chamber. It can happen with your continuedsupport.