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Welcome from the Provost

McLean, KarenDear colleagues:

Welcome to Des Moines University! I am thrilled that you have made the decision to join the DMU team. This is an exciting time and I am confident that you will find working at DMU to be both rewarding and professionally fulfilling.

Des Moines University is a great place to begin or continue your career as a faculty member.  A variety of resources are available here to support faculty career development.  Your success is essential to the success and growth of the University.  We have invested heavily in you and will continue that investment through the years, because we know that a dedicated faculty makes this university even stronger.

A significant key to the growth and success of DMU is our current university strategic plan – Vision 2015.  Through the collective efforts of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and Board members, the plan was drafted and finalized, with an implementation date of January 2013. I encourage you to read the plan (available on Pulse) thoroughly.  Develop a familiarity with the themes and strategies and identify areas where you can contribute.

Once again, welcome to DMU and to what is sure to become a rewarding experience in teaching, research and community engagement.

Sincerely,

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Karen McLean, Ph.D.
Provost, Des Moines University