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Impact - Fall 2005

Now It’s Time to Move Ahead

In mid-August, when I returned from my summer of study and reflection, I presented five themes for future emphasis in the College: 

I am pleased at the positive response that these have received from the college’s faculty, alumni and corporate partners.  This response confirms my confidence that these focal areas are both “on target” in today’s world and in Detroit, and that they are aligned well with the mission and values of our University and College.

The faculty of the College has embraced these themes and moved quickly forward in selecting relevant initiatives that they feel are most appropriate and “doable.”  In some cases, these initiatives are still being studied; in other cases, progress has been made to launch new courses, programs and activities.  Here is a sampling of initiatives:

To support the faculty travel and time dedicated to these and other initiatives I have asked 14 alumni for support totaling more than $100,000 for program development and launch.  So far, 12 alumni have indicated that they will support these exciting projects.

If you would like to discuss these initiatives and the many ways you can make a difference in the future of the College, please call me at (313-993-1216) or send me an email at


Dr. Leo E. Hanifin, Dean