Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to begin my service as Provost of Regis University and I appreciate your confidence in me for this important role in this great university. In the past few weeks I have begun my "listening tour," meeting with faculty, staff, and students. I will continue to do so over the summer and likely into the fall. In addition to formal scheduled meetings, effective immediately, I have established "Provost Office Hours," Thursdays from 3:30 until 5 when I am in town. I hope you will stop by and visit when you get a chance. I am currently in Main Hall suite 440, but should be in permanent, accessible space by early June.

My commitment to you is to be an inclusive and transparent leader as we address the challenges and opportunities facing us. My vision for the academic endeavor is that we unite our colleges as a single community and elevate our stature. By working together we will accomplish both.

I can clearly see the Regis of the future as we gain recognition as a jewel in the Jesuit crown. Regis is nationally known as a prestigious and highly respected academic institution. It is a university that is a stable endeavor with a promising future. It is a university that values the richness brought by a diversity of students, faculty and programs. It is a university that forms and transforms students in a way that honors tradition, preserves what is best about us, and delivers quality through a rigorous curriculum taught by the best faculty anywhere. It is a university where faculty and staff feel valued in together carrying out the mission of Jesuit higher education.

I look forward to working with each of you to achieve this vision. I am very happy and excited that I will be doing exactly the job I want to do, in a place that supports my values. I am thankful in advance for your support. Please stop by!

Sincerely,

Janet Houser, Ph.D.
Provost
Regis University
3333 Regis Blvd, B-12
Denver, CO 80221-1099


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