President’s Message

Dr. Elsa Núñez

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For more than 120 years, Eastern Connecticut State University has been serving the educational needs of Connecticut residents. With close to 90 percent of our graduates staying in Connecticut to become successful professionals and engaged citizens, Eastern’s 28,000 alumni are making positive contributions to their communities and the economic well-being of the state.

Even as we play a major role in the social and economic fabric of Connecticut, Eastern continues to impact the lives of individual students — one at a time. This year’s annual report is full of the personal successes of students, faculty and staff, each with their own unique stories, a campus community sharing core values and a commitment to academic excellence that are a way of life at Eastern.

As we continue to focus on the success of each of our students by providing an exemplary liberal arts education, we have been appreciative of the increasing recognition across the region and our nation of Eastern’s academic reputation. In this past year, we have been honored as one of the top 30 Public Regional Universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report; recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education for the third year in a row; and included in the Princeton Review’s list of the nation’s Green Colleges. These recognitions motivate our faculty, students and staff as they rededicate themselves to making Eastern an outstanding public liberal arts university.

This is the second year that our annual report is being published exclusively online. Not only do we save money by eliminating printing and postage costs, we are also aligning our communications with an increasingly “web-savvy” audience. We hope you like this online version.

If you have further questions about Eastern, please feel free to contact me.
Elsa M. Núñez


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