UWO president lays out priorities for year ahead

November 8, 2010

University of Western Ontario president Amit Chakma's priorities for the year ahead aim to advance the institution's academic mission under 5 broad areas of strategic importance: leadership; students; research intensiveness/graduate education; financial accountability; and community partnership. Among the important elements for enhancing the student experience is boosting the number of foreign students on campus. Chakma's goals include continuing to refine and execute graduate expansion plans and expand the professional master's degree programs. UWO needs to become more creative and entrepreneurial in developing new revenue streams, the president says. He seeks to continue realigning the fundraising campaign with academic priorities, developing the next long-range budget cycle in support of institutional goals while acknowledging the economic challenges facing universities and governments across Ontario and Canada. Western News