Frederick Lawrence became the eighth president of Brandeis University earlier today. As president-elect, Fred has spoken often and eloquently about Brandeis as a “global liberal arts university,” and I look forward to working with him to move the University forward in further developing and amplifying our global presence.
Under President Jehuda Reinharz, the global dimensions of Brandeis expanded and thrived. His vision and support led to the Office of Global Affairs, among a host of other programs, centers and initiatives. Jehuda’s leadership has given “Global Brandeis” a strong foundation on which to build in the years to come.
Now, we all have a chance to work together to take the next steps under Fred Lawrence’s leadership. “Global Brandeis” is a reality, a vision, and a personal and institutional commitment to making the Brandeis quest for knowledge, experience, and action a collective effort in partnership with women and men from around the globe.
My best to all for a happy, healthy, and peaceful start to 2011.
Vice President for Global Affairs