Rodney K. Rogers,

President's message

More than 100 years ago, Bowling Green State University was founded to train and educate teachers who would shape the future in classrooms for years to come. Since our earliest days, we have made great strides to offer rigorous and relevant academic programs coupled with an extra-curricular experience that develops the next generation of leaders.

BGSU embraces its role as a public university and has a specific obligation to serve public interest and create public good. We are committed to informing public debate about societal issues through our research and outreach agenda. Most important, our educational approach must provide opportunities to help our students achieve their dreams.

To move BGSU forward in a dramatically changing higher education environment, private resources are paramount. We launched this biannual newsletter to tell the story of Changing Lives for the World: The Campaign for BGSU. In this issue of Campaign Update, we are pleased to report that the Changing Lives for the World campaign has exceeded $138 million in total commitments, on our way to reaching our $200 million goal by December 2020. Your support is critical in positioning BGSU for future success. I invite you to read about a few of our alumni and friends who have invested in our current and future students.

This endeavor will not only be measured by dollars raised. Changing Lives for the World represents the future of Bowling Green State University and the promise we make to our students, our community and the world as a public institution. This effort will provide scholarships for students to achieve their dream of a college education, and a successful career. It will attract world-class professors to lead research that will advance our society. It will elevate our academic programs to new heights. And, it will support construction and renovation of facilities that demonstrate our commitment to innovation and collaborative learning.

Together, we are changing lives for the world.


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Rodney K. Rogers, Ph.D. ’81