Welcome back to the beginning of another new and exciting semester at Indiana University Kokomo.
Many wonderful things took place over the summer. We have completed the simulation lab with the grand opening and ribbon cutting set for tomorrow at 11:00 a.m.; the renovation of 3rd floor East building is complete; the seating in Havens Auditorium is being replaced; and we are in the process of purchasing a new bus.
Also, thanks to all of the hard work of our physical plant staff the campus is in full bloom and looks amazing. Take time to walk the campus and enjoy the beautiful landscaping.
But the most exciting news and the whole reason we do what we do in regards to academic excellence and student success would be that we have had a substantial increase of freshman students. This plays a significant role in the impressive enrollment growth this fall semester at Indiana University Kokomo. Preliminary reports show the numbers are up in this category by 17.4 percent as of August 22, while overall attendance is ahead of last year. The number of students attending full time reflects an all-time record. In addition, credit hours are coming in at a 4.6 percent increase from fall 2010.
One reason for our impressive growth is that we have added club sports to our list of activities. Come join Indiana University Kokomo for food and fun as we kick off the opening of the women's intercollegiate athletics program with a tailgate party on Sunday, August 28, at 12:30 p.m. at Northwestern High School. The IU Kokomo Cougars will take on Vincennes University at 2 p.m.
Thank you for your commitment to Indiana University Kokomo. We continue to be On the Move.
Best wishes for a great year!
Michael Harris, Ph.D.
Chancellor and Professor of Public and
Environmental Affairs, Education and Business