President’s Report Offers Updates on Siena College’s Resources, Diversity

Jocelyn Thomas In the Headlines

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. — Siena College president Kevin Mullen, OFM, released his president’s report last month, an online update of the school’s 2011 to 2012 performance in four main areas — engagement, resources, diversity and athletics.

In addition to the message from Kevin and an introduction, the report includes an overview of each of the four themes and how they tie into the college’s strategic plan, as well as stories illustrating the 75-year-old college’s success.

In the President’s Message, Kevin talks about a trail on the Loudonville campus that “literally and figuratively brings together the college community.”

“Like the Thompson Trail, Siena’s 2011 to 2016 strategic plan, ‘Living our Tradition,’ is also an exercise in collaboration, an organic transformation. The plan’s creation involved, and its implementation engages, every subgroup of the college,” Kevin said.

“It is integral to who we have been and who we shall continue to be — a learning community shaped by the values of the Franciscan, Catholic and liberal arts tradition,” he continued. “I trust that you will be impressed by the progress that we have made in the first year of our strategic plan.”

The January report also offers highlights and achievements from the 2011 to 2012 academic year and information about finances and giving.

This, and other news, was released in the Siena College alumni e-newsletter by the college that has been commemorating its diamond jubilee since last fall.

The Feb. 15 email included a photo of Linh Hoang, OFM, with an announcement about a March 21 young alumni event and news about other events including:  
•  an educational summit on Jan. 18 
•  St. Clare Leadership Series: Ours to Do – Women Leading the Way 
•  Reunion 2013, which is planned for May 31 to June 2 
•  A feature in the Times Union about alumnus Howard Foote

Other recent news updates from Siena have reported on service projects in which students are involved.

 Jocelyn Thomas is director of communications for Holy Name Province.