When we set our goal in 2009 of reaching an overall enrollment of 10,000 students by 2020, it seemed like quite a stretch with our total fall enrollment at that time sitting at 6,387. But true to form, our administration, faculty and staff embraced the challenge.
With renewed emphasis on campus traditions and becoming part of the Ram Family, we strive to create a traditional university experience for our students that lasts a lifetime—and word is getting out.
Meanwhile, increased dual credit and online course offerings have allowed students to enroll at ASU through numerous Texas high schools and from around the globe. I was also privileged to join an ASU contingent on a Far East recruiting trip this summer that has laid the groundwork for building our international student population and adding to the diversity of our campus.
As of this fall, total student enrollment is more than 9,500, so we are steadily gaining on that 2020 goal.
The campus is also buzzing about construction of the Hunter Strain Engineering Laboratories and the new building for the Archer College of Health and Human Services. We are also excited about the re-organization of the College of Arts and Sciences into the College of Arts and Humanities and the College of Science and Engineering.
In the midst of all that, we celebrate eight years of recognition by The Princeton Review as one of the country’s “Best Colleges” for undergraduate education. Additionally, ASU has again been named a “Great College to Work For” for 2016 by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
In fact, national rankings have virtually poured in from more than 25 benchmarking entities and college resource guides that recognize ASU’s academic quality and affordability.
This incredible growth in students, resources, programming and recognition is possible because of the people on campus and in the community who simply want and expect the best for our students.
We thank you and ask you to continue to “Raise Your Voice!” for ASU.
Dr. Brian May
Angelo State University