During my second year in office, we continued
to innovate and build momentum; and I
remain optimistic and excited about the future
of the College. We moved forward in implementing our Strategic
Plan, continued to renew the physical infrastructure of the campus,
and invested in our faculty and students.
The opening and dedication of the Lynn Science Center represents
a spectacular addition to the college’s physical plant. With its
traditional Georgian architectural features, the building captures
the look and feel of the College’s historic quadrangle where the
residential campus was brought to life. At the same time, the
modern cutting-edge planetarium, classrooms and laboratories ensure
that students and faculty have competitive facilities in which to teach
and learn. In the Lynn Science Center, the past meets the future.
The renovation of Wesley Hall has stirred excitement on campus.
The upper two floors have been reconfigured as suites and include
lounges and kitchens to support the launch of the Intellectual
Affinity Housing Communities. The ground floor houses first-year
students enrolled in the College’s new first-year seminar program.
Five faculty members are partnering with students to shape the new
The Lycoming faculty were highly engaged during the past
year. In addition to teaching and mentoring our students, they
have published books, written articles and made conference
presentations. They have also served on task forces that
designed the new Latin American focus for our archaeology
majors, the Center for Energy and the Future, and the new Career
Clusters model of career advising. We also hired nine outstanding
new tenure-track faculty members to fill positions left open by
retirements or departures.
A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT