This is a special greeting to the new and returning students arriving at Des Moines University this week! In my short time here, I have come to know that this is a very special place with a warm and engaging campus community. As a health sciences university we also have a compelling mission with a commitment to primary care, prevention, wellness and academic excellence. You join a community which places the highest priority on respect for the dignity and diversity of the members of the entire campus community and we are mindful of the fact that we have should always strive for excellence in all that we do.
We are a community of scholars and we embrace the values of honesty, accountability, collaboration, and inclusiveness as the basic tenets of integrity.
As future health care providers, we look to you to carry the banner of DMU as an institution steeped in traditions of academic excellence. You are our future and the promise of fulfilling our mission of meeting the health care needs of our citizens in a very compassionate and culturally competent manner. We salute you and welcome you! We are so pleased that you have joined us!
Angela L. Walker Franklin, Ph.D.
President and CEO