We’re excited to start a new academic year. And this is a special year at the New York Institute of Technology, a time of maturation, transition and increased expectation. As you begin a new school year—and some of you begin your first year in college—I begin my tenure as president of NYIT. We are entering this new academic year together, in a spirit of unity, pride and optimism for what promises to be a future filled with significant accomplishments.
Academically, NYIT is as strong as it has ever been. U.S. News & World Report has, for the second consecutive year, named us a Tier 2 regional university, ranked among some of the finest institutions of higher learning in the nation, and has cited us for our academic programs and campus diversity. (We are the only Tier 2 college or university in any category on Long Island in Nassau or Suffolk counties. We’re tops.).
Over the spring and summer we have hired many outstanding new full-time faculty members for the 2000-2001 school year and expect to conclude national searches for some key administrators within the next few months. We are fortunate to be able to attract top talent to our campuses and classrooms. In keeping with our commitment to career-oriented professional education, we continue to add new majors and improve upon those that already exist. Computer lab facilities have been upgraded and expanded, and a new Center for Teaching and Learning With Technology has been established for the faculty, to provide them with state-of-the-art technological training that they can, in turn, share with you in your classes. During the fall and spring you will continue to see upgrades in our computers, software and equipment.
I anticipate you will also see during the year obvious improvement to the physical plant on all three campuses, from new facilities to fresh paint, from stepped-up efforts at cleanliness to quicker repairs and more handsome features.
In addition, we continue to make specific, targeted efforts to improve the college’s image. The new Office of Communications and Marketing has been established to let the world know what we at NYIT already know—that our students are among the most talented and best educated in the country, that our faculty are among the top experts in their fields and that our reputation in the business community is so strong that the vast majority of our students have job offers upon graduation.
Please understand that the faculty, staff, and administration at NYIT are here for you so you can become the best that you can be. We are here to deliver the promise that the name New York Institute of Technology implies here on campus, in the workplace and around the globe.
Please accept my best wishes for a successful academic year.
Cordially, Edward Guiliano, Ph.D.
Edward Guiliano, Ph.D., is president and CEO of New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). Since 2000, he has led NYIT to broad recognition as a distinguished institution of higher learning with a firm national, global, and digital footprint in a wide range of forward-thinking academic programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels.