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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

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Dear friends,

When I recently led our Board of Trustees on a campus tour, many were retracing familiar steps from their college days. The weather was perfect and we often would simply stop to admire the natural beauty of our world-class arboretum. But then, much to their surprise, we headed indoors to Loyola Hall Room 115, and the environment changed dramatically. The cinder blocks and wood paneling, lack of cool air and a distinct difficulty in navigating the narrow hallways to enter the classroom was an eye-opening experience. The visit led several trustees to reflect on their role in helping with our Master Plan priorities. We have already begun to reinvest in our physical campus with the Student Center and Main Hall renovations, the Field House and residence hall updates and the shiny new Vincent J. Boryla Apartments near campus. Now we need to bring a laser-like focus to our new Master Plan — the first revision of the plan in almost two decades. The plan is the result of nearly two years of community discernment and analysis. It’s the product of surveys, focus groups and retreats and has included everyone from freshmen and staff to community members and trustees. As a result, the Master Plan embraces new opportunities along Federal Boulevard; envisions growing our capacity for muchneeded housing, dining and gathering space; and preserves beautiful open space — all to ensure that Regis can provide the facilities and infrastructure needed to continue to deliver exceptional education. This framework for the next 20 years will allow us to thoughtfully respond to opportunities like gifts and partnerships so that Regis’ core values and priorities are incorporated. Please visit regis.edu/masterplan for more information, and reach out with any questions, comments or concerns. Working together we can build the 21st century campus our students, employees, alumni and friends deserve. Gratefully,

JOHN P. FITZGIBBONS, S.J. PRESIDENT

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REGIS UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE FALL/WINTER 2018

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Regis University Magazine - Fall/Winter 2018  

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