UAB continues to be an innovative and collaborative institution with a future even brighter than its past. That was the central theme of UAB President Carol Garrison’s State of the University address, hosted by the UAB Faculty Senate in the University Center Oct. 16.
Garrison highlighted and praised the work of UAB’s students, faculty and staff for more than an hour, lauding the current freshman class, increased graduation rate, QEP and Honors Academy successes and research and scholarship work, among other topics.
She also applauded the work being done in the face of a difficult economic time in the state and nation. “UAB has always turned disadvantage into a competitive edge,” she said. “Tight funding and scarcer resources only led to more boldness, innovation and success. In 2008 we continue rising above, seeing beyond and exceeding expectations.”
A video of Garrison’s presentation can be viewed online at www.uab.edu/president. Those wishing to follow along with the video can download the PowerPoint presentation from the same location.