Sarah C. Mangelsdorf became president of the University of Rochester on July 1, 2019. “I am grateful and honored to have been given the opportunity to lead one of the world’s great research universities,” she said in a message to the University community.
A message from President Mangelsdorf
JULY 1, 2019
Dear Faculty, Students, Staff, Alumni, and Friends of the University of Rochester:
When I was younger, the first day of school always filled me with a combination of anticipation and trepidation. I recall the excitement of a new year filled with new opportunities and new learning, combined with the knowledge that I was also about to encounter new challenges and new unknowns. It feels a little bit like the first day of school again.
As I embark today on the presidency of this complex and wonderful institution known as the University of Rochester, I am mindful of both its storied past and its bright future – a future I hope we will pursue together. I look forward to working with all of you to accelerate our momentum, developing clear strategic objectives; strengthening our commitments to inclusive excellence; and continuing to raise the University’s profile, locally and around the world. And I look forward to supporting you in your research, teaching, and learning; in your creativity and entrepreneurial spirit; in the work you do providing healthcare to an ever-expanding patient base; in our community partnerships and engagement; and in all the numerous ways in which this University changes and improves lives.
I am grateful and honored to have been given the opportunity to lead one of the world’s great research universities, and to have all of you as colleagues and fellow stewards of the University of Rochester’s mission of making the world ever better. I look forward to meeting as many of you as I can, and if you see me out and about, I hope you’ll say “Hello!”
Sarah C. Mangelsdorf
President and G. Robert Witmer, Jr. University Professor
University of Rochester
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President kicks off listening and learning tour
“I want to get to know the people of the
University of Rochester.”
Rochester’s new president promised she would spend considerable time on a “listening and learning tour” during the first part of her time as the University’s chief executive. President Mangelsdorf jumped right in early Monday morning with a two-hour tour of parts of the River Campus.
More about the University
President Mangelsdorf is supported by a cabinet that includes senior administrators, deans, and directors.See University administration
Vision and Values
The University’s motto is Meliora—Latin for “ever better”. Embedded in that ideal are the values we share: equity, leadership, integrity, openness, respect, and accountability.View the Vision and Values statement
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