Dear UHD Faculty and Staff:
By now, many of you may have heard me speak of my long relationship with UHD from afar. But, being here on campus with you every day for the last 14 months as your Interim President, I have a firsthand appreciation for the commitment that UHD faculty and staff bring to their work every day. You are an impressive lot, and I am grateful to have had this opportunity to serve with you as you make a difference for UHD students in a multitude of ways.
Today, I ask you to join me and extend your commitment a little further by contributing to the Give to Gators Campaign. Your new or renewed contribution will support the success of our students – many of whom overcome multiple challenges and obstacles to pursue their UHD education. Last year, UHD faculty and staff collectively raised over $71,000 for student scholarships – a record participation and dollar amount. I am confident we can meet and exceed last year’s success as we near the end of the campaign on Friday, March 10th.
When you participate in the Give to Gators Campaign you express your confidence in our programs and our students’ ability to succeed. You send a message to our students, our alumni and our community partners that your commitment to UHD is deep and lasting. Tina and I have donated, and we invite you to join us by personally making a commitment to the Campaign, of whatever amount. And, I challenge you to encourage your colleagues to join you. Together, we can go further and do more when we Give to Gators!