Ha p p y New Year Everyone!
As we begin the year, we look back to 2019, with all that had been achieved and where we failed, with grateful hearts. We are strengthened by the outcomes of our work which will serve as our stepping stone to move further ahead, while we are also wisened by our weaknesses as lessons on how to do better.
The clarity of our goals this year shall be the impetus to once again commit ourselves to reach out to one another, One University, One team for UNC’s continuing ascent from First to # 1. In 2020 and beyond, UNC’s direction is to be a Future-Ready Outcome based Education Leader in Bicol. With our three goals, we are fired up to begin our tasks: Towards employability of our graduates, expansion of course offerings for greater access and relevance of higher education among Bicolanos and fiscal sustainability ensuring affordable quality education, in keeping with the aspirations of UNC’s founding fathers.
As yet, the pages of year 2020 are empty and unwritten. How each one of us, including our Alumni, partners and benefactors will reach out to play out the achievement of these goals will be how our story for the year will unfold. I therefore call on each one of UNCeans, administration, faculty and personnel, students, parents, alumni, our industry and institutional partners for continued commitment to enable us to innovate education and research to ensure that everyone makes it in UNC.
The opportunity to engage is wide open. The year is just beginning. A new year, a renewed life. Let our journey together begin for continuing the legacy of quality, accessible and relevant UNCean
education. Non-Scholae Sed Vitae.