From The President: Our Boundless Potential

Winter 2018 magazine

I am pleased to welcome you to the "new" University of New Haven Alumni Magazine.

Steven H. Kaplan, Ph.D.

The chief drivers in creating the palpable sense of energy that radiates from all corners of the campus these days are our students and faculty. Their passion and ingenuity create an electric environment, ripe for imagination and exploration. This has been the case for almost one hundred years, since the University's founding in 1920.

We have endeavored to use this issue to showcase our culture of innovation and creativity by capturing the essence of the University of New Haven experience and reporting on its transformational impact. In these pages, you will meet students, faculty, and alumni who test their own limits every day. What they discover is, in many cases, life-changing; their passion always contagious.

Ultimately, the greatest testament to a University of New Haven education is our graduates, our alumni who go on to significant career success and those who follow. Nowhere is this more evident than in the nearly 1,450 members in our Class of 2021 who, this fall, became the largest incoming class in University history. Our newest first year students have wasted no time and are already challenging themselves to achieve more than they ever thought possible.

As a University community, we must cultivate this boundless potential. That is the impetus behind The Charger Challenge: The Campaign for the University of New Haven, a bold initiative we launched two years ago to invest in the future of our enterprising young students. In the pages that follow - and in the editions of the Alumni Magazine to come - we will chronicle the impact our students, our faculty, and our alumni are having on our campus and on the world around them.

We welcome you to these pages. Let us know your thoughts and feedback by contacting us at We look forward to hearing from you.

With best wishes,

President Kaplan signature

Steven H. Kaplan, Ph.D.

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