With the New Year upon us, I wanted to say hello and introduce this blog to help us keep in touch and maintain an ongoing conversation about issues and events on campus. With more than 35,000 students at UC Davis and everyone busy, it can be a challenge to find time to share ideas and thoughts about the university and let one another know what’s on our minds, but it’s important that we do.
As Chancellor, I know students expect to participate in decisions made on campus. I also know you have many good ideas as we strive to make UC Davis the best university it can be now and in the future. I’d like to use this blog in the Aggie to keep you up to date on some of the issues my administration is working on and also to hear regularly from you. There is much to talk about, including the need to make our voices heard at the state Capitol so UC gets the funding needed to continue its historic level of excellence and access and a soon-to-be-launched campus-wide discussion about how to best prepare students for a future no one can accurately predict.
With the Aggie’s help, I plan to post here twice a month, sometimes briefly sharing news or details about a campus initiative and I will do my best to answer two of your questions e-mailed to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope to hear from you soon.
About the author: Linda Katehi is the 6th Chancellor at the University of California, Davis.