So many of our longstanding endeavors and ongoing initiatives produced exciting results last year that the tag that U.S. News conferred on our college for 2010, “Up and Coming,” seemed a fitting theme for this, our first fully online annual report.
In electronic form, the 2010 report actually embodies much of what we have been about in the past year. By eliminating printing and hard-copy distribution, it joins many of our sustainability initiatives in reducing the institution’s carbon footprint. It comes to you on our newly redesigned website and in fact displays the creativity and adaptability of the site. It sketches for you dozens of our exciting initiatives and some of the impressive students and faculty engaged in them.
Indeed, this online medium allows a more collaborative presentation than ever: As you navigate through the report, you will see and hear images and sounds captured by our students, staff and faculty with still and video cameras. You will hear their voices, see eyes that light up, and, in those voices and faces, you will perceive the passion and enthusiasm that so many of us at SUNY Oswego bring to our work here.
That work last year encompassed founding a network of global laboratories, expanding opportunities for students to work with professors on their scholarly and creative pursuits, bringing adventurous arts performances to the campus and community, new partnerships with schools to keep children in the education pipeline, award-winning success in developing small business in our region, and new ways to engage students in research and service at home and abroad. I know that you are eager to explore further and am confident that what you find will point to a robust and vital future for our college and all we serve.
Deborah F. Stanley
Photo: President Stanley dedicating the Village residential complex