Dear Colleagues, 

Many of you may be reading about or are familiar with the current dynamics of the higher education landscape: shifting demographics, increased competition for new students, and the resulting pressures on college enrollment and finances.

But perhaps fewer of you may be familiar with what that means for Lawrence and our response, including how we can work together as faculty and staff colleagues to sustain our momentum in this environment.

To that end, we are hosting two open forums led by Ken Anselment, vice president for enrollment and communication, to learn more about the current environment in which we work and the university’s response. Jenna Stone, associate vice president for finance, will also share updates on efforts to reach sustained financial equilibrium.

Please join us for:

The Higher Education Landscape & Lawrence’s Way Forward
Warch Campus Center Cinema

Tuesday, February 4
11:10 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.


Monday, February 17
4:00 – 5:00  p.m.

Attached are documents outlining the University’s institutional priorities over the next three years. We encourage you to read these in advance of the forums, as they will provide you with a more robust understanding of the university’s response to our current environment. Please also feel free to bring questions regarding the priorities to the forums.

We look forward to seeing you at one (or both) of the sessions.

Mark & Katie


Mark Burstein

Katie Kodat