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:
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.
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