30 August 2011
Good evening colleagues!
Indiana University Kokomo is off to an exciting new academic year, and I hope this finds everyone filled with much optimism and enthusiasm.
Our campus is a campus of destination. This is imminently clear by record-breaking enrollment numbers released today.
Overall enrollment and students who attend full time has reached an all-time high for fall semester for our campus. This record is based on IU Kokomo as primarily a baccalaureate and master’s granting institution.
Official university reports today (August 29) show a record-breaking number of students, an impressive 6.7 percent increase, nearly double last year’s growth of 3.9 percent. Current head count is at 3,318, compared to 3,109 this time last year. The increase in students reflects a significant rise in credit hours of 6.2 percent.
This is exciting news! More recent high school graduates WANT to come to IU Kokomo. We continue to make this a “cool” place to be where students can also earn a world class IU degree.
This was evident just yesterday as more than 300 people came to celebrate the first home women’s volleyball game. The tailgate party brought the campus community together in a way it has never been together before. You could feel the Cougar pride!
Cougar fans of all ages enjoyed great food, fun and music, including the t-shirt launcher and corn hole games, sponsored by the IU Kokomo Alumni Association. The Cougar Women’s Volleyball team played the Trailblazers of Vincennes University at Northwestern High School.
It was a wonderful, uplifting, and inspiring day. Together, we will experience many more.
It is with deep humility and immense gratitude that I wish to thank all of you who have worked diligently and tirelessly to make this a reality for our campus. It could never have happened without the dedication of our first-class faculty and staff.
We are planning a celebration for this Thursday… watch your inbox for more details.
Look for more campus news in our “On the Move News”, which also will be emailed to you on Thursday.
These are exciting times, and I have deep gratitude for each of you.
We are On the Move!
Chancellor Michael Harris