Welcome from the president
Wayne State University has recently been recognized as a national exemplar of student success, offering a broad diversity of students access to a world-class education, hands-on research, community and industry experiences, and opportunities to thrive in the classroom and beyond. Our commitment to our students is to well prepare them for their careers and their thriving futures so they are able to support their families and contribute to our city and state’s economic vitality. From first-generation students to working parents and individuals from historically marginalized backgrounds, Wayne State’s doors have been open to all. Our doors will remain open now and into the future, as we will continue to welcome students from every background with a straightforward message: You belong here, and you will succeed.
The remarkable partnership between Wayne State and Detroit sets us apart from other universities in how a university and its community can advance the life and health of a city. Wayne State is blazing an unparalleled trail through its leadership in revitalizing Midtown, innovations spawned through TechTown, the lifesaving research that is improving community health, and the graduates who go on to supply the city and state’s workforce. And we benefit from supportive partners across the city who join us in promoting research, enhancing the city’s cultural scene and providing students with access to opportunities that give them an edge in their careers.
We have achieved a great deal, and we have the tools to build on our momentum and accomplish even more together. We have a committed and great team, from our accomplished, supportive board and top leadership to our talented faculty and staff. We have a focused strategic plan that will guide us along the way. Our expanding research portfolio will allow us to address the challenges facing major cities and develop the advancements that make the world a better place. And we’ll continue to do it all from right here, on a thriving campus in the center of one of the world’s most exciting cities.
Dr. Kimberly Andrews Espy
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