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President & Leadership

Since the time of its founding in 1840, ϲ State has remained steadfast in its commitment to empower individuals and instill in its students and faculty a deep appreciation for advancing the public good. These missions are at the very core of who we were then and who we are now. Our strategic vision and resulting priorities rest squarely upon this foundation — and our university leaders possess the foresight, experience and civic awareness that will move us forward along this path.

BSU president Fred Clark smiling for the camera in a sunlit corridor

Presidential Retrospective

September 2023
“ϲ State is a university with a mind and heart – a university that preserves the best of what we do while embracing change. While we are justly proud of our record, we cannot sit still for a minute. Our work is far from complete – and can never be completed! We continuously need to evolve how we fulfill our mission to meet the demands of today’s students and the changing needs of our communities. We need to do better, as the challenges before us are more daunting than ever.”
 

President Fred Clark's Retrospective »
President Clark stops to take a selfie with eager students
Frederick W. Clark Jr., Esq., is the 12th president in the 183 year history of ϲ, his alma mater.
Dr. Arnaa Alcon attends meeting
The President’s Cabinet and the Deans of the Colleges — representing all aspects of the university — work closely together in an ongoing effort to shape and guide ϲ’s vision, goals and direction.
Students walk across BSU's sprawling campus
Our strategic priorities for the 21st century include fostering a rigorous and dynamic learning environment; establishing regional leadership in academics; enhancing our diversity and global awareness; strengthening regional partnerships; and investing in campus development.