Feb. 6, 2019
I enjoyed seeing many of you yesterday at our annual spring Convocation event, where we celebrated the new Joella Cohen Endowed Chair in Journalism at the University, as well as faculty and staff who were recognized for their outstanding service.
Among the campus updates, as part of our focus in our strategic plan goal, Diversity and Inclusion, I highlighted the new test-optional admissions policy, which the Division of Enrollment Management will launch with the 2020 first-year class. Too, we discussed the new fall 2019 faculty and staff Kingfisher Award for humanistic values, building upon our intensive community engagement, and the possibility of hosting a national presidential debate next year.
For a complete listing of exciting news from Convocation, please review this Creighton Today story.
Also, and as you are likely aware, this Friday we celebrate many outstanding alumni at the first-ever Evening of Honors in the Ahmanson Ballroom of the Harper Center.
Creighton alumnus Joe Ricketts, BA’68, was among those being honored for his notable achievements, but following my conversation yesterday with Mr. Ricketts, he will not be receiving the award on Friday. The news reports yesterday regarding Mr. Ricketts’ comments in personal emails do not reflect the values of our Jesuit, Catholic mission, including our focus on inclusiveness and diversity.
Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ