Professor leverages firsthand knowledge of emerging democracies
May 23, 2013
I am delighted to report that the Board of Trustees has endorsed the strategic plan, as presented at its May 17 meeting. Two weeks earlier, the University Advisory Council, representing all the schools and academic divisions within the University, unanimously approved the final draft of the plan, recommending its presentation to the Board.
This is the culmination of a collective effort over two years. Hundreds contributed, coming together with an esprit de corps that transcended disciplinary and organizational boundaries and revealed pride for what Brandeis is today and passion about our future.
To all of you who participated in the process — students, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni, emeriti and friends — I send my heartfelt gratitude. Your ideas and your efforts have produced an inspiring plan that is true to Brandeis principles: exciting and practical; embracing the past as earned wisdom to meet the future; unexpected, yet attainable.
Now we turn to implementation. This too must be a collective effort. I look forward to working with you to translate the plan’s ideas into actions over the coming years.
Steve Goldstein ’78, M.A., M.D., Ph.D.
Provost and Professor of Biochemistry, Brandeis University
Chair, Strategic Planning Steering Committee