From Dean Chris Makaroff
Dear Alumni and Friends:
As I often mention in this newsletter, the start of the new academic year at Miami and CAS is one of my favorite times of the university calendar. It's always a delight and a privilege to welcome back our returning students while reaching out to our newest class —
in this case, the over 1,600 members of the CAS Class of 2026
When our students arrived on the Oxford campus this past week, they were greeted with a few big changes — particularly two new construction sites for classroom buildings that are slated to open in 2023:
- the Clinical Health Science building, which will house our Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, the Physician Associate program, as well as the new Oxford-based nursing curriculum
- the McVey Data Science building, to become the new home of our Department of Statistics along with the Center for Analytics & Data Science and several units outside CAS
Further down the road, we are planning the renovation of Bachelor Hall, which will gather together our humanities departments for English, History, Media, Journalism and Film, Philosophy, and Comparative Religion, as well as the Miami University Humanities Center.
CAS recently received an incredible $1 million donation from David Koschik '79
, a founding member of the Pre-Law Alumni Advisory Board, along with his wife, Izumi Hara
. Be sure to read our CAS news article
to learn more about David's motivations and how these funds will benefit our high-achieving students from underrepresented backgrounds.
Last, but not least, on the Friday before the start of the semester I officially welcomed our newest faculty members to CAS
. They are an extremely accomplished and passionate group of scholars and mentors who will play a key role in shaping the future of our students. I look forward to tackling our many new opportunities and challenges here at CAS at Miami together.