President's corner

September 19, 2023 (Volume 47, Number 2)

Sue Jandernoa speaks at a podium in the Eberhard Center, blue bridge in background through windows

Sue Jandernoa, chair of the Board of Trustees, introduces President Philomena V. Mantella during a news conference September 12 at the Eberhard Center.

Photo Credit: Amanda Pitts

The enrollment figures for this academic year reflect the university's dedication to providing an equitable education to all students, President Philomena V. Mantella said.

During a news conference September 12, Mantella said the incoming class of students is the largest and most diverse in university history. Mantella and Sue Jandernoa, chair of the Board of Trustees, gave remarks to media at the Eberhard Center.

"This growth in enrollment is a positive sign that learners are seeing our commitment to ensuring educational opportunities are readily available," Mantella said. "That effort is ongoing, and we will continue to work tirelessly to be a flagship for the future of education.”

Enrollment facts:

  • Overall enrollment is up 3% from last fall, with 22,269 students
  • Incoming class of 4,974 students is nearly 25% larger than last year
  • Students of color account for 28% of the incoming class

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This article was last edited on September 13, 2023 at 2:40 p.m.

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