Message from the President

At the beginning of each new academic year, I have the great pleasure of welcoming students to my own alma mater – Florida Atlantic University.

When I was a graduate student in the College of Education, FAU was far from being the institution it is today in terms of size, resources and scope of degree programs. In fact in 1981, the year I received my master’s degree, only about 8,000 students were enrolled at FAU. Most of them took all their classes in Boca Raton, which was the University’s only full-service campus at the time.

Today’s FAU is serving more than 26,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven modern campuses stretching from Broward County to the Treasure Coast. The University offers more than 175 degree programs in disciplines ranging from the arts and humanities to engineering, science and medicine. Campus life has undergone a dramatic evolution, too, with the expansion of student housing, the advent of a wide variety of student organizations and activities, and the growth of our intercollegiate athletics program.

Yet one very important characteristic remains the same: today, as in my day, FAU students have the tremendous advantage of being taught and mentored by a truly outstanding, deeply dedicated faculty. Their commitment to excellence in teaching, research and public service continues to provide the most solid of foundations for the FAU experience.

Here are my best wishes to you for a successful year! I look forward to working with Student Government President Tony Teixeira and everyone in the student body to make 2007-08 a stand-out year at Florida Atlantic University!


Frank T. Brogan ’81President