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2021–22 President's Report

Letter from the President

Standing on stage, President Gregory Crawford addresses audience of Miami community members

Letter from the President

Dear Miami Community,

The challenges of the global pandemic forever changed the higher education landscape. We had to deploy innovative thinking and bold solutions, and explore new ways to deliver high-impact learning experiences to our students. Yet, amidst these challenges, Miami University gained momentum. Through our resilience, fortitude, and compassion for each other, we experienced extraordinary accomplishments and record achievements. As a result, we continued to advance as a higher education powerhouse.

The 2021-22 President's Report shares stories of Miami University student, staff, and faculty excellence, our record enrollment, and our expanded research portfolio. As you’ll see, inclusive excellence remains at the top of our list. We continue to think holistically about engaging, learning from, and reflecting diversity on our campuses. In addition, our record donations and corporate partnerships position us to provide greater access to higher education and graduate talented leaders.

We continue to push boundaries and explore new ways to engage and educate. Our new and renovated infrastructure supports transdisciplinary engagement across disciplines, successful collaborations, and partnerships with internal and external organizations. And because we firmly believe that learning institutions must lead with sustainability, our geothermal investments enhance the well-being of our community — and provide hope for a better life for future generations.

President Crawford enthusiastically greets Miami students, faculty, and staff seated in auditorium
President Crawford greets Miami students, faculty, and staff.

Thank you to the entire Miami community for this extraordinary year. Your focus on excellence and commitment to student success is unwavering. Renate and I are honored to work alongside you to advance academic excellence and build a brighter future for all.

We look forward to another great year of innovation and discovery.

Love and Honor, Gregory P Crawford Gregory P. Crawford President