To the ASU Community:
Summer is upon us, and while Arizona State University pushes forward regardless of the season, having a bit of extra time allows me to revisit the standard of excellence that you have come to represent, demonstrate and facilitate at ASU. It also gives me a chance to congratulate our university exemplars on their successes, and to thank our ASU community for its collective efforts in helping to make these achievements possible.
Not ones to rest on the laurels of our No. 1 ranking as the "Most Innovative" university in the U.S. or the unique honor of being the home of four Nobel Laureates, our ASU faculty and students continue to distinguish themselves nationally and surpass the academic accomplishments of their peers.
ASU is the top producer of Fulbright scholar faculty in the U.S. and among the very best of universities, private and public, producing Fulbright student scholars - ahead of Columbia, USC, Princeton, Georgetown, Brown, Johns Hopkins and more. (Read)
ASU is also proud to be the school of choice for Arizona's high-achieving Flinn Scholars, home to recent winners of the prestigious Goldwater and Schwarzman scholarships and delegates of the Fulbright Summer Institute, as well as the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award, honoring excellence in broadcast journalism. (Read)
Achievements like these and many others occurring across ASU are a testament to our institutional commitment to excellence and the daily, dedicated and collaborative work you all do to elevate ASU's legacy of education and discovery.
Congratulations and thank you again for your personal contributions toward outcomes like these.
Have a very memorable and safe summer.