This is a special greeting to all new and returning students to Des Moines University: Welcome to a new, exciting academic year! At DMU, there is the excitement that comes from sharing and learning in an environment that fosters collaborations, building alliances and embracing diversity. The community you join is rich with traditions of excellence, compassion and integrity, and I challenge you to embrace the opportunities before you to reach your personal goals. You are here because of the faith and confidence we have in you to dream big!
Here you will find a community of faculty scholars who value interprofessional education and who embrace life-long learning, cultural competency and intellectual inquiry. You will find that your faculty love to teach and pride themselves on mentorship as well as scholarship.
Your staff and other administrators also value the synergistic relationships which allow us to move forward with a collective vision of excellence in all that we do.
Clearly, we are here for you! You are the future generation of health care providers and administrators who will shape the direction of our country in meeting the health and wellness needs of an ever-changing and evolving global society.
DMU is so proud of you and all that you will become. Step up! Embrace the challenge! Learn all that you can – to become the best YOU!
Angela L. Walker Franklin, Ph.D.
Des Moines University