As I look forward to my third year as President of this great University, I am filled with an incredible sense of optimism for the future of St. Cloud State as we are taking proactive steps to imagine a new St. Cloud State University. We are boldly altering the way we operate to better serve a new generation of students and focus on the changes that will take our challenges and turn them into our opportunities. This initiative, called “It’s Time”, will build on our distinctive areas of academic excellence while creating pathways for new academic programs in high demand and a renewed focus on student retention. The It’s Time work is critical to St. Cloud State’s future and I’m excited by the work that’s underway by our campus to move this forward.
The innovations required to support the It’s Time initiative to transform St. Cloud State into a new regional university will undoubtedly take increased financial resources to bring them to life. I continue to take heart at the countless alumni, community leaders, industry partners, faculty, staff and friends of St. Cloud State, all of whom share a passion for SCSU and are committed to its success. Your commitment as donors now, and as we move forward into the future, is essential to our success.
I can’t thank you enough for your generous gifts and confidence in our mission of preparing students for life, work and citizenship. Your support expands student access, enriches our outstanding academic programs and provides the hands-on experiential learning that prepares our students for a global and ever-changing workforce.
This Impact Report shares just a few examples of the way in which your gifts are helping St. Cloud State change lives. Together, we are transforming the experiences of our students in the classroom, on the playing field, and in co-curricular and extra-curricular learning opportunities.
Thank you for your continued advocacy and support of St. Cloud State University.
— Robbyn R. Wacker, Ph.D., President