Choosing a path toward a brighter future
Students and families have much to consider when choosing an academic major and then selecting an institution of higher education to achieve their professional dreams. Admittedly, it is not an easy decision as value and professional preparation in career-directed fields of study are important elements under careful deliberation.
As president of a university that bases its teaching and learning on a liberal arts model, I witness the transformation as students learn and practice what it takes to become successful in life and in their future careers. I field questions regularly from prospective students and parents who are concerned about how institutions prepare students for rewarding careers. Do the facts support our statements that a liberal-arts base, coupled with career-directed majors, leads to promising futures?