There is something special about Chapman University. Something that brings us all here. To a place where we rise to the world’s challenges and make an impact.
This institution has grown in so many ways and continues on a trajectory unlike any other in the country. We have record student applications, record enrollment and record philanthropy. Our physical campuses are on a path to better serve our students. I couldn’t be prouder to be a part of the Chapman family as we look to the future.
Through the new strategic direction outlined here, we will continue on our path of transformation. Woven throughout this plan is a commitment to improving The Chapman Experience. We must be more than the knowledge we discover and impart, we must create the best experience possible for our students.
That experience will include cutting-edge research, with an enhanced focus on providing funding and technology our faculty and students. We will continue to improve the physical campus to develop even more space for teaching, research, discovery and learning at both the Orange campus and Rinker campus. It is our responsibility as a university to contribute new knowledge to the world, therefore we must have the resources and facilities to support that mission.
We must also continue to evolve and diversify our student, faculty and employee profile. This means a commitment to recruitment practices that provide equity and access, and a campus environment that is welcoming and inclusive. Our curriculum must also expand in its diversity and inclusion, as we reach out to collaborate with our surrounding communities. We can only live up to the promise of preparing our students for a global society if we welcome the world on this campus.
I look forward to working with each of you as we work to bring this ambitious new vision to life.
When the world asks me what Chapman can do, I answer: Anything Imaginable.
Daniele C. Struppa