Dear Alumni and Friends,
When I became Wesley’s 16th president I could not have imagined what “great things await” — expanded academic programs, new facilities, a strengthened academic reputation and profile, closer ties to the community and a new strategic plan.
“Great things await” for our students who complete the rigorous requirement of the new academic core curriculum. Partnering with research opportunities and the many internship experiences through businesses, the hospital and government, the circumstances for Wesley students in this liberal arts setting to connect with a future employer are numerous! Other expanded academic programs include an accelerated MBA, as well as a new adult studies program including an online master’s program in sports leadership.
“Great things await,” as we continue to maximize the opportunity to expand science programs and nursing in our new Health Sciences Building! That vision came to fruition through a community effort that included our college, Dover organizations, our elected officials and government agencies. Wesley will address healthcare needs with the latest technology and equipment while implementing new programs directed by our very dedicated faculty and staff.
“Great things await,” as our students enjoy the Wesley Plazas, which have dramatically improved the campus environment and safety. The expanded outdoor Wi-Fi and seating extends campus living space to the outdoors in a well-lighted and landscaped park setting. Future Wolverines will enjoy making this their home!
“Great things await” for our community to enjoy updated buildings such as Longwood Hall with expanded classroom space for psychology and the visual arts. “Great things await” for our talented music students and teachers as they continue to make the chapel a performance venue. Investment in a new roof, sound equipment and band uniforms for a music major strengthen Wesley’s commitment to the arts and helps us define our influence in Dover as a cultural leader.
Wesley College will continue to pursue changes that will impact and strengthen its future. Identifying new online programs as well as new undergraduate majors will position our college to attract students and remain a vital force in the region.
For Wesley College and for the next chapter for Susan and I as we plan for retirement in the spring, “Great things await!”
Dr. William N. Johnston