"Dear Readers"

Dear Readers

Happy birthday, Ursinus! As you know by now, 2019-20 marks the college’s 150th anniversary, an occasion I’ve been looking forward to since my first days as president in 2015.

Brock Quote Fall 2019

And while we’ll spend a lot of time looking back and reflecting on our history, I want to make sure we’re also looking forward, because this anniversary is as much about our future as it is about our proud past. We’re riding incredible momentum built on the seven goals of our strategic plan; we’re rounding out the largest comprehensive campaign in our history; and we should be proud of what we continue to achieve as an innovative leader in the liberal arts. By staying true to our liberal arts legacy while simultaneously defining our future, we’re earning the recognition among our peers that we have long deserved. And I sincerely thank you for helping to make that happen. I hope you enjoy this anniversary edition of Ursinus Magazine, the first in a series of three issues that will help celebrate our 150 years. I’m looking forward to celebrating with you throughout the year. Here’s to 150 more years!