Update from the President

Dear alumni and friends,

As we approach the end of this 2015-16 academic year I hope that you all have fond memories of your graduation ceremony, which this year will take place at Cadogan Hall on May 25th. We will be having a reception for graduates and their families on May 24th at 17.00 on the Hill Campus and you and your partners are more than welcome to join us in celebrating Richmond. (I also noted today the nervous expression on students’ faces and they prepare to go into the exam rooms for their final exams- a memory which I suspect you want to forget.)

We are in the process of beginning to develop our next strategic plan from 2017 to 2022 and we are involving students, administrators and faculty. We will as part of the process invite alumni to offer your views on the draft proposals for the strategic plan sometime next Autumn 2016. By the end of May we will also hear about our application UK degree awarding powers, which would make us independent of the Open University. We will be unique in the UK and USA as the only university with full independent accreditation as a USA and UK university. Once we hear the result we will have a party to celebrate to which alumni will also be invited.

As we approach the development of our new strategic plan we face new academic, financial and regulatory challenges which we are preparing to face. Your support in helping us to network with other alumni, to help us recruit students to the university and to provide financial support will be much appreciated. I delight in being the President and Vice-Chancellor of such an international university and the diversity of our alumni reflects this. Remember our motto, “Unity in diversity” – you are an important part of our being able to maintain a creative unity for our amazing diversity.

Best Wishes, John Annette, President

Professor John Annette
President and Vice Chancellor
Richmond University, the
American International
University in London,
Queens Road, London, TW10 6JP

 
 
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