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Hello and welcome to the home of the Colonials! I’m Greg Dell’Omo, president of Robert Morris University.

Another beautiful summer here on campus is slowly giving way to fall, when we will try to top the historic year we had in 2013-14. In May, a record number of students graduated, a perfect bookend to a year in which we also welcomed the largest freshman class in our history. This included a record number of students living on campus and a record number of international students.

Among our other achievements in 2013-14:

  • RMU was named the 2014 Academic Seminar University of the Year by the prestigious Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars. Thirty-two RMU students majoring in cyber forensics and information security have participated in the center's National Security Academic Seminar in the nation's capital over the past two years.
  • The Society of Actuaries again named our actuarial science program a Center of Actuarial Excellence, a distinction shared by only 25 universities in the world.
  • PayScale ranked the School of Business No. 12 in the nation for return on investment. This was the second year in a row RMU was ranked in the Top 20 on the PayScale rankings, which measure salary earned by graduates versus tuition paid.
  • The men’s ice hockey team earned its first appearance in the NCAA tournament. Our women’s basketball team returned to the NCAA tournament and our men’s basketball team made its second-consecutive appearance in the NIT, knocking off No. 1 seed St. John’s. In a span of 19 days, Colonials basketball and hockey games were broadcast six times on national television.

Now here’s something else I think is worth setting apart: For that year that just ended, all 15 incoming freshman to whom we offered our full-tuition Presidential Scholarship -- awarded for academic achievement -- enrolled at RMU. That has never happened before. Each of these students had similar scholarship offers from other highly regarded institutions, but they all chose RMU. That speaks to our rising reputation and academic rigor.

It also speaks to what our graduates can achieve, almost immediately, with an RMU degree. RMU currently has a 92% placement rate, with 85% of graduates working and 7% enrolled in graduate school within a year of commencement. What’s more, of those who are working, 88% are employed in their field of choice. Robert Morris alumni are entrepreneurs and CEOs, business owners as well as the people who power some of the region’s most venerated and successful corporations, like PNC, Dick’s Sporting Goods, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

We have many exciting opportunities and challenges ahead. Over the next several months we will be unveiling our next five-year strategic plan, which will allow RMU to prepare our students for a lifetime of professional success, engagement, and well-being. It will be a thrilling journey, and one I hope you take with us. 

Go Colonials!

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