Transformation and innovation at UC
The University of Cincinnati faces an exciting, yet challenging, future as it enters the second decade of the 21st century. Although the bold visions set forth in UC's Campus Master Plan and the UC|21 strategic academic plan have brought the university to new levels of success, innovation and educational excellence, they have also stretched financial resources to their very limits, making the success of the "Proudly Cincinnati" campaign utterly critical.
In January, President Gregory Williams joined the entire university community in celebrating a renewed commitment to the campaign, knowing that more than half the goal of raising $1 billion by 2013 was well in hand. The UC Foundation also re-energized the campaign with a new theme of transformation for the final years.
Private support committed during this campaign has already transformed UC in fundamental ways. New scholarships, faculty appointments, facilities and multidisciplinary education and research centers have helped to spur a new enthusiasm for the university's growing reputation.
Top-notch facilities, programs and opportunities will continue to draw the best students to UC, equip them with transformative experiences and prepare them for success throughout their lives. Those students will change the world.
The successful completion of this campaign will take time, energy and effort, building on the strong, positive momentum of four years and $500,000,000-plus investments in our university.
These next few years will set the stage for a new chapter in the history of the University of Cincinnati: a cure for cancer, a tuition-free musical theater program, a new facility for the law school that will graduate the best of the next generation, breakthroughs in aerospace engineering, new athletics facilities -- the possibilities are there. The future is within reach.
Be part of the transformation. Log on to www.uc.edu/proudlycincinnati and discover the many ways your support can make a difference.
Now is the time to declare that we are, indeed, Proudly Cincinnati.
Transform the future.