Dear faculty and staff,
Let me start with a heartfelt “Thank you.” Because of you, we’ve added another successful semester to the legacy of the University of Mississippi! You have filled our semester with incredible dedication and outstanding achievements. I’m inspired by your unwavering commitment to excellence in how we serve our students and build a better world through higher education.
While we continue to navigate headwinds related to the pandemic, our people have persevered to deliver this semester. The resumption of a full on-campus experience reignited the deep sense of community and care that is core to who we are as a university. It has been remarkable to experience the vibrancy of our campus and how we’ve delivered a robust semester of life-changing academics, experiences, and opportunities.
Your selfless efforts and extraordinary contributions help our students find their purpose, and you are the backbone of how we fulfill our vital mission. Thanks to you, it has been an exciting semester marked by increased enrollment, a historically high freshman retention rate, and stronger national rankings. We’ve enjoyed extraordinary experiences in our classrooms, lecture halls, laboratories, and green spaces.
As we look ahead to the spring, we will build on our successes from the fall semester to inspire continued growth and excellence. It’s essential that we remain focused on how we work as a community to build leaders, empower student success, create opportunity, drive progress and change through research and innovation, and champion our communities. I know you join me in the commitment to offering the best on-campus living, learning, and working environment possible.
Please take time to enjoy the holiday season surrounded by family, friends, and festivities. My hope is for you to enjoy some much-deserved downtime, and take the opportunity to do those things that bring you joy and happiness.
Glenn F. Boyce