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Notes from Higgins House

The 2003-04 academic year was a historic one for the WPI family of students, faculty, administrators, trustees, and alumni. First, we completed a successful search for a new president. In Dennis Berkey we found an outstanding individual with the necessary qualities and experience to lead WPI into the next decade (see page 4). Second, the Board of Trustees endorsed a campus master plan designed to serve the university today while maintaining the flexibility to respond to the unanticipated needs of the future. Ground was recently broken for the first phase of that plan, a new admissions building (see facing page). All of this happened at a time when WPI, like many other universities, found it necessary to make some tough decisions as it sought to restructure itself financially.

From an alumni perspective, the Association Cabinet is updating its five-year plan and reviewing its constitution and bylaws to be sure they adequately frame our role in support of WPI in the months and years ahead. It is more important than ever that we, as alumni, give our full support to the university. Be as generous as you can in volunteering your time. Be as generous as you can in supporting the Annual Fund. Working together, we can do much to ensure WPI's place as The University of Science and Technology. And Life.

Fred Costello '59, President, WPI Alumni Association

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