I wanted to announce that Dr. Mark Morris is retiring after 23 years at Miami. Mark started at Miami working at the Center for Public Management and Regional Affairs (CPMRA). and then later was appointed as a clinical faculty member in the Department. Most recently, Mark served as my Assistant Chair and the Director of CPMRA.
We had a wonderful sendoff for him, and you can see more from his party — he had a great afternoon with many students coming to see him in Harrison Hall and to eat cake! We’ll miss Dr. Morris as will all our students, and we wish him all the happiness retirement can bring.
The incoming class, the Class of 2026 is also shaping up. As of early May, the incoming class was nearly 4200 committed students — so we’ll have another big and talented class to start next year (I’ll report more on this in the fall newsletter).
The road ahead here at Miami looks bright and we always have a lot to be thankful for when it comes to our students and alumni. So much of what we do would not be possible without your willingness to “pay-it-forward." I know I’ve said this before, but it remains true — no matter the challenges we’ve faced, Miami alumni have been willing to do everything in their power to help our students. Your impact on our students has been extraordinary, and I see it first-hand all the time — whether it is from returning to campus, mentoring, helping with internships and careers, or the countless other ways you inspire and open doors of opportunity for our students.
Thank you for all you do.