2012-13 President's Report and Recognition of Donors
Marian University extends its deepest appreciation to the many alumni, parents, and friends who gave to the university between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013.
A complete list of donors for 2012-13 is being completed and will be available the week of January 6. Thank you for your patience.
It is with great excitement and pride that I bring you news of another
extraordinary year at Marian University. Because of the strong
commitment of our community—alumni, students, faculty, staff,
parents, and donors—we are experiencing unprecedented growth with
record enrollment, new facilities, and enhanced academic programs.
This year, we reached a truly major milestone for the university and the
state of Indiana when we welcomed the inaugural class of 162 students
to the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Indiana’s
first new medical school in 110 years. With the opening of the Michael
A. Evans Center for Health Sciences and the College of Osteopathic
Medicine, we have embarked on a new journey, boldly working to
address the physician shortage.We are training future doctors with an
emphasis on the healing ministry that is ingrained in our foundational
Franciscan values. We’re educating a new generation of leaders in
health care—doctors and nurses who will work together to serve
communities in need.
In the midst of reports of declining enrollment at institutions of higher
education nationally, Marian University admitted the largest freshman
class in our history. Total enrollment is 2,715 students, exceeding our
previous record of 2,582 students recorded in the fall of 2012. We
see this remarkable enrollment growth as further evidence that our
students, their parents, and the many donors who are investing in
Marian University see great value in the quality academic programs
and supportive environment we provide.
Through the work of many, we are attaining and surpassing our present
institutional goals, but we will not rest on our laurels. We look always
to the future, strategically mapping new directions for the university
and creating actionable plans that will lead us to the heights of success.
Throughout the next year, with the help of the Board of Trustees,
alumni, faculty, and staff, we will develop a plan that ensures Marian
University will be a great Catholic university, distinguished in its ability
to educate and form transformative leaders for service to the world.
We know that the key to achieving our goal is the development of
distinctive programs, rigorous curriculums, and alumni engagement.
Indeed, our alumni are the pride and joy of Marian University, and we
are committed to strengthening their involvement with the university.
They uphold our identity, support our current students, and enrich
our institution in an important and unique way. Establishing a strong
alumni network that will help guide the future direction of the
university is crucial. I invite our alumni to be actively involved in the
advancement of our mission by connecting with the Office of Alumni
Relations, participating in the many alumni events we plan throughout
the year, and investing in the university.
Marian University has a deep, passionate commitment to meeting the
needs of humanity, especially in the areas of teaching and healing.
Your gifts fuel our efforts to achieve the aggressively aspirational
vision we have for our institution. I deeply appreciate everyone for the
sacrificial gifts of time, talent, and treasure you so generously give to
Thank you for your prayers and investment in the vision, mission, and
values of Marian University.
Together, we are Making Miracles!
President Daniel J. Elsener