From: Bonita J. Brown, J.D.
Interim President, Northern Kentucky University
Subject: Good News from March 2023
Dear Campus Community,
It is hard to believe that we are about to enter the month of April and that in just a few short weeks, we will celebrate our latest graduating class at the May 2023 Commencement as we end this academic year.
I hope our students and faculty enjoyed a safe, restful and rejuvenating spring break earlier this month and everyone is on track for a successful spring 2023 semester. While many were able to step away for a time and recharge, NKU was as busy as usual throughout the month.
Our Board of Regents recently announced the framework for the search for our seventh president and earlier this week, the search committee held two open forums seeking feedback from the campus community. I want to thank everyone who participated in these important forums in person and online. I also want to thank Regent Kara Williams and Regent Elizabeth Thompson for facilitating the discussions. Your feedback is instrumental in this search process and I encourage you to continue to offer your perspective through the constituent survey and/or the search comments form. For more information on the presidential search, please visit the presidential search website.
We celebrated our Founders’ Day on March 15 and the community honored the founders’ charge with another successful day of giving, raising more than $370,000 from 775 donors. Thank you to all who participated. It was a great way to honor NKU’s 55th birthday and how far this university has come since 1968 to become a beacon of strength in northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati. Here, we provide critical opportunities to thousands of learners and alumni, and I believe we should celebrate that every day as we carry on our learner-focused and regionally engaged work.
Throughout March, the university celebrated National Women’s History Month, honoring the countless achievements of American women. Each year, our university recognizes 31 women at NKU for their contributions to the university's success. These amazing women have been featured on NKU social media throughout the month.
We continue to have so much to be proud of here and I will look forward to sharing great news with you each month. In the meantime, you can keep up with all the wonderful things happening at NKU through the NKU Media Center and NKU Magazine, and don’t forget to listen to the Norse Up Podcast each week — it is released on Fridays.
Thank you for all you do for our university, our learners and the community. We are NKU!
Bonita J. Brown, J.D.