Driving a complex knowledge enterprise like ASU forward requires the time, energy and enthusiasm of many people who possess a shared commitment to our objectives of advancing in excellence, access and impact. That critical assistance comes in many forms, two of which include my President's Advisory Councils. These groups serve as a sounding board for new university ideas, share their extensive expertise on a wide variety of issues, and suggest new possibilities for moving ASU forward.
Each semester, I have an opportunity to sit down with the faculty members and non-profit leaders, who respectively comprise my Academic Council and Community Council, to bring them up-to-speed on ASU's work and progress, receive constructive feedback, and explore ideas for new engagement. In our most recent conversations, I had the opportunity to obtain feedback on ASU's updated goals for 2025, review aspects of ASU's institutional progress report to the Arizona Board of Regents, and discuss the unique design behind the Beus Center for Law and Society. Council participants generously offer their time and knowledge in support of ASU to help fulfill its charter and objectives, and I appreciate the guidance and advocacy as we perpetually search for ways to support the success of our students and the communities we serve.