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Click to edit Master title style President’s Update – Golden Alumni Lunch May 8, 2009
WELCOME! It’s great to have you back on campus!
In some ways, it’s been a crummy year…
4 Nationally – It was an unprecedented year
5 Locally – KY Employment Collapse (Nonfarm employment in thousands) Oct ,833.6 Mar ,798.5 (p.) Jun ,870.8 p: preliminary Jun ,777.6 Note: Kentucky employment today is the same as a decade ago
Locally – KY Employment Collapse Employment Losses Cuts/Cuts/Cuts 9 for 9
But, we all face challenges It is how we face those challenges that determines our future.
Freshman class average ACT – 24.4 State avg. – 20.8 National avg. – 21.2 Freshman Retention rate – 77.8% U of L Freshman Class
U of L Graduates First time more students from outside Jefferson County than inside… 2,478 degrees awarded on May 9 th Graduation rates are up to 45.7% 7 Fulbright Scholars in 2009
Building a residential campus The ProvinceReynolds Lofts 25% living on campus Goal of 32% by 2020 $11 million investment in food and dining facilities
Making Kentucky a better place Research Funding and NIH Funding Total grants for $102 M
Making Kentucky a better place Research American Heart Association names Dr. Roberto Bolli as 2008 distinguished scientist Dataseam
Investing in quality at U of L The Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research and Environmental Stewardship
Investing in quality at U of L Foundation and Alumni Gifts Record Breaking Fundraising!
Investing in quality at U of L Alumni giving fiscal year goal increase 17%
Making Louisville a better place to live Arts and Cultural Partnership Initiative Belknap Campus Concerts, Theatre Performances and Lectures throughout the year
Making Louisville a better place to live Louisville Scholar House
Making Kentucky a better place to live
Economic Development for the Community New arena and other construction projects Shelby-Hurst Outpatient Center Louisville Arena
Economic Development for the Community – Tax Increment Financing District (TIF) Health Science Campus and Life Sciences Center
Women’s Sports Basketball – Big East Runner up Big East Tourney Runner Up NCAA #3 seed Final Four! National Runner Ups! #2 in nation Track – D’Anna McCarty NCAA Champ! Softball – Top 25 Golf – Top 15 Track – Big East Champions! Men’s Sports Basketball – Big East Champs Big East Tourney Champs NCAA overall #1 seed #1 in Nation Final Poll Elite Eight #5 in Nation Golf – Top 25 Tennis – Top 25 Track – Big East runner up And finally! How ‘bout those Cards!
And why do these things happen?
Our “First Team All Americans”* Our commitment to our future… *As voted on by the President
Marcia Hern School of Nursing Hannelore Rader University Libraries
Christopher Doane School of Music Jim Chen Brandeis School of Law
Mickey Wilhelm J.B. Speed School of Engineering Richard Clover School of Public Health and Information Sciences
Edward Halperin School of Medicine Terry Singer Kent School of Social Work
Charles Moyer College of Business J. Blaine Hudson College of Arts and Sciences
John Sauk School of Dentistry Blake Haselton College of Education & Human Development (interim dean)
William Pierce Graduate School (Interim Dean) Larry Cook Executive Vice President for Health Affairs
Manuel Martinez- Maldonado Executive Vice President for Research Shirley Willihnganz Executive Vice President University Provost
We all face challenges Thank you and have a great weekend!