President Kelly Delivers State of the University Address

Florida Atlantic University President John Kelly delivered his second State of the University address today underlining the theme “Be Bold, Be Daring, Be FAU.”

President John Kelly delivering his second State of the University address.


By brittany-sullivan | 11/20/2015

Florida Atlantic University President John Kelly delivered his second State of the University address today underlining the theme “Be Bold, Be Daring, Be FAU.”

The captivating multimedia presentation focused on FAU’s strategic plan, and highlighted student and faculty achievements, as well as FAU’s 10 Colleges and six campuses. The event also celebrated successes of various FAU alumni.

“Our strategic plan outlines both strengths and aspirations and meets the challenges that the University faces,” said President Kelly. “We outlined our strategic plan in a way that would allow FAU to be the fastest growing university in the country.”

FAU alumnus Jeremy Murphy spoke to President Kelly live via satellite from New York City, where he serves as CBS’ vice president for communications. Also in attendance was actor Marc Kudisch, a 1988 graduate of FAU who currently stars as Senate Majority Leader Henry Mitchell in season four of Netflix’s House of Cards.

The program included a performance by Emil & Dariel Rock Cellos, finalists from season 14 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Emil and Dariel Liakhovetski are brothers and local residents, with Emil, 18, a junior majoring in pre-med at FAU. A Unity Step Show also was performed by sororities and fraternities within FAU’s National Panhellenic Council.

President Kelly said he plans to continue to foster in a new and improved FAU, building on the old traditions upon which the University was founded.

“My plan for Florida Atlantic University is to proceed and lead with ‘unbridled ambition,’” he said.

For more information on FAU’s strategic plan, visit fau.edu/strategicplan.

To watch the State of the University address, visit  goo.gl/29fyqM .

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