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Reflecting on the Past, but Looking Forward to the Future….

Guest blog by Dr. Ryan Tipton, Provost and Dean of the College of Business Administration

With commencement complete, it’s important to reflect upon the preceding year in consideration of all recognized accomplishments.  On Saturday, we celebrated the successes of our students as they prepare for a new chapter in life, and that’s always exciting.  Having attended (and enjoyed) the virtual gatherings and ceremonies, I would also like to recognize one very important accomplishment of the entire USW community.  During the 2020-2021 academic year, everyone in the USW family successfully demonstrated an unwavering commitment to protecting the well-being of one another.  From protecting each other’s health (COVID) to securing sensitive data (IT), time and again, USW students, faculty and staff exhibited servant leadership principles in their actions.  Admittedly, servant leadership can often be “inconvenient,” but the ability to help others is well worth the effort.  For me personally, it is a privilege to see that our campus community routinely opts for the course of action that aligns with the university mission of servant leadership.

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This is Why We are Here!

Guest Blog from a USW parent

Occasionally we share guest blogs from members of the USW family who have something to say that is either informative or uplifting. The unsolicited letter Ryan Tipton received last week was both, and I felt inspired to feature it as we begin to wrap up what has been a most unusual year:

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