Wagner community members demonstrate time and again that our college is connected to, not set apart from, the world. This issue of Wagner Magazine highlights just a fraction of our global reach.
Students perform on Grymes Hill before taking their talents to Broadway and the Vatican. Wagner faculty take on service leadership roles locally in the Staten Island community, abroad in Haiti, and bring the international community to us through a global symposium on the Holocaust. Alumni spread Wagner’s impact as leaders in public service, education, entertainment and supply chain management. I’m always impressed by the people of Wagner, but seeing it all here emphasizes the value of our work.
In these challenging times, institutions like Wagner College must rise to the occasion and evolve to meet those challenges. We have launched a comprehensive strategic planning process to chart a course to 2030 and beyond – a course that will strengthen our institution, our impact and our communities. The strategic plan, which I anticipate will be completed in the summer of 2023, will complement efforts already underway to launch innovative new academic programs, invest in enhanced learning and living spaces on campus, and better tell Wagner’s story to the world.
Change, driven through growth and innovation, is a necessary part of this plan. We move forward with a deep appreciation of our institutional history and heritage. We will not lose sight of the richness of what makes Wagner, Wagner: our committed students who become engaged alumni; our faculty and staff who are leaders in scholarship, service and civic engagement; our commitment to experiential learning, and our beautiful campus on Grymes Hill in the world’s greatest city.
You – our alumni and friends – carry Wagner throughout the nation and world. You are part of who Wagner is today and who we are becoming. Thank you for your continuing support.