As we close the books on another successful semester, students are in the midst of studying for final exams, preparing for commencement, summer courses, internships or other jobs.
Looking over your commencement photos and the memories you shared last month, I've been reflecting on my message to the graduating students. I believe that, as a public institution of higher learning, our success is measured by ensuring our graduates are empowered to control their destiny. Some call this "social mobility." We want our students to have the opportunity to achieve their dreams. As I hope you know, your success is our success. Keep BGSU close and know that we are always here to welcome you home. In just a few weeks, we will officially welcome more than 2,000 graduates into the alumni network, and I cannot wait to see what they do next.
Save the date on Tuesday, May 15, for a phone call from BGSU! That evening, I am hopping on the line to talk with our alumni, friends and supporters about the direction of BGSU and look forward to taking live questions. If you don't receive a call from us, you can dial in at 866-478-3358. You can also participate on Twitter by submitting your question using #BGSUCall.
Also in May, I will be introducing a video series to accompany my Rogers Report. It is my goal to highlight areas that make this University so special. You will hear directly from students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners and learn some interesting things along the way.
Until then, enjoy some of my favorite stories and highlights from this past month!
Rodney K. Rogers, Ph.D. '81
Bowling Green State University