President Greg Crawford to deliver annual address Oct. 23

Experience the vision for Miami’s future and celebrate the launch of MiamiRISE

President Crawford at a podium

President Greg Crawford will celebrate Miami's accomplishments and outline a vision for the years to come during his Oct. 23 annual address.

Miami University President Greg Crawford will deliver his annual address at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the Harry T. Wilks Theater in Armstrong Student Center.

Following the address, Provost Jason Osborne will lead a launch event for MiamiRISE, the university’s new strategic plan in Armstrong’s Shade Family Room.

In his address, President Crawford will celebrate the accomplishments of students, faculty, staff and alumni during the last year and will outline a vision for Miami in the years to come.

While Miami is facing the same enrollment and financial challenges as every university, President Crawford will present the case for nurturing creativity and embracing change. Invigorated by new ideas and new challenges, Miami will invest in high-growth academic programs that will best prepare students to succeed in their careers and lives.

The Miami community is invited to both events. Light refreshments will be served at the MiamiRISE event.

Miami University Rise Plan InfographicThe university’s strategic plan was developed during the 2018-2019 academic year and presented to President Crawford and the board of trustees in June.

Led by Julia Guichard, chair and professor of theatre, and Bob Applebaum, professor of sociology and gerontology, the strategic planning steering committee made 30 recommendations involving academics, student life, diversity and inclusion, research and financial sustainability.

Led by the 14 members of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee, the strategic planning effort included significant input from 74 subcommittee members and more than 600 faculty, staff, students and community members who attended open listening sessions and provided input online.

“MiamiRISE serves as a blueprint for Miami’s transformation into a new era of higher education – honoring our past excellence and investing in our shared future,” Osborne said.