Dear Member of the SPS Community:
As we embark on a new semester at Columbia University School of Professional Studies, I extend an enthusiastic and heartfelt welcome to our new and returning students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
Our dedication, passion, and unwavering commitment to the School, Columbia, and one another have always been the driving force behind our success. This semester, let us continue to build upon our shared enterprise: embracing the spirit of hard work and collaboration that defines us. Our pursuit of excellence extends beyond the confines of these walls; it resonates in the careers you shape, the innovations you champion, and the lives you touch. Together, we contribute to the ever-evolving narrative of this esteemed institution.
As we strive for academic excellence, let us also remember the power of kindness that underpins our culture. A simple act of compassion can brighten someone’s day and uplift our community as a whole. Each interaction—within the classroom or across campus—has the potential to foster an environment of respect and understanding.
So, whether you’re a returning member of our community or a new face joining us this semester, I invite you to embrace this journey with an open heart and an eager mind. May we inspire and support each other as we navigate the challenges and seize the opportunities that lie ahead.
Here’s to a semester filled with growth, discovery, and countless moments of shared achievement.