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A Letter from Our Chair, Board of Trustees

As the first Flagler College graduate to serve as Chair of the Flagler College Board of Trustees, I find the strategic plan outlined in these pages inspiring and bold. In the plan and around campus, I see a college poised for greatness. I am inspired by the core values and I see an institution that is able to maintain its foundational character while adapting and evolving for the betterment of its students. I am invigorated by the work of administrators, faculty, and staff as they work toward our vision of being a model for 21st century higher education. This is a momentous occasion for Flagler College and I am proud to be part of it.

I am confident future students will find an educational experience that, at times, mirrors the personalized, intimate approach alumni recall from their own experience, while embarking on transformational journeys of which we could only dream. Flagler’s plan is ambitious but with purpose – to prepare students to be visionary leaders, responsible citizens, and caring individuals in a world that is constantly changing.

As a Trustee, it is my responsibility to support this vision by keeping the board focused on the plan and ensuring proper resources are devoted to it, while also keeping an eye toward the future so Flagler remains nimble and responsive to the needs of society. As a graduate, it gives me great pleasure to help Flagler grow and evolve by sharing my resources and by opening my networks.

The strategic plan is the roadmap for the next five years, but its impact will last much longer. Our students will become global leaders, transforming the world around us for years to come. I am excited and honored to be part of this future.

I’m in, how about you?

Rick Groux

Chair, Board of Trustees