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President Christopher Howard

As the new president of Robert Morris University, it is my privilege to be able to write the next chapter of the RMU story with the students, faculty, staff, and alumni who have built this outstanding institution.

RMU already has a great story, and a big part of my job as president is to tell that story to the community, to the nation, and -- dare I say it -- to the world. After all, students from 45 states and 41 nations are enrolled at Robert Morris University. Everyone needs to know what’s going on at RMU, the great things that our students and graduates have accomplished, and our plans for the future -- like building the new events center and becoming a center of excellence in emerging fields like cyber security. When you’re the president, people often hand you a microphone, and I’m going to use it to tell our story.

I’m also going to use that microphone to advocate for the issues that matter to the Robert Morris community and in which the university has shown leadership. These include college affordability and outcomes, expanding opportunities and excellence for everyone in Colonial Country, serving our veterans, and empowering women, to name a few. I kicked off my presidency by signing the American Council on Education’s “Moving the Needle” pledge to commit my efforts toward the goal that by 2030, half of all college and university chief executives will be women. RMU has provided numerous leadership opportunities to gifted women on its faculty and staff, and has nurtured several strategic initiatives to empower women to be leaders in whatever field they choose.

I’m going to tell the RMU story in a variety of ways and on a variety of channels: on the web and social media, with videos and my blog, and you can keep tabs on all of this here on the new Office of the President website.

Let me close this message with a word of thanks to Provost David Jamison for the excellent leadership and service he provided to RMU as interim president. His guidance and friendship have been invaluable to me, and I look forward to working with him and all of the university family in lifting up Robert Morris University.



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