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State of the University Address

In his annual Butler State of the University address on August 17, President James M. Danko highlighted Butler's progress toward becoming one of the nation's distinguished universities. He discussed Butler's evolving strategic vision and the role the University would play in the changing world of higher education.
A Shared Strategic Vision for Butler University
was distributed and referenced as a summary of proposed high-level action items, consideration of which would be critical to the refinement and implementation of Butler's future goals. Danko underscored the importance of the contributions of all key stakeholders in critical discussions about the University's future.
Danko shared his perspective on the disruptive and competitive forces occurring within higher education and he challenged the University community to preserve Butler's collaborative approach to education. Underscoring the importance of Butler being recognized as a creative leader in the transmission of knowledge, Danko encouraged a continual investment in ideas through Butler Innovation. This new and critical initiative focuses on empowering the University and its faculty to develop innovative programs, while transforming Butler into a national model for the future of higher education.

The full address can be seen below.