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Congratulating and celebrating all Titans

In an ordinary spring, we close the academic year with congratulations and celebration for our graduates and gratitude to our excellent faculty and staff. I will not break from tradition. However, I must state the obvious: this has been no ordinary spring. One could...

Pursuing Dr. King’s future

Today, as we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I hope we not only reflect on his life’s struggle and sacrifices for justice and equality but also his audacious futurism. Look back, but also look forward with intention. Dr. King’s hope and imagination for a better...

Statement on UW System President Ray Cross’s retirement plans

Today, UW System President Ray Cross announced his plans to retire. I am sharing the UW System’s announcement, which you can also find HERE. I once heard President Cross refer to the UW System as the “Department of the Future.” I will not forget that. He made it his...

2019 Opening Day Convocation Address

The following are my 2019 Opening Day Convocation remarks and address, shared with the faculty and staff of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s three campuses on Sept. 3 at the Culver Family Welcome Center. You can see the full recording of the Awards Ceremony...