In one of Barry Brown’s first messages to the Mount Ida Community as President, he stated that Mount Ida should take credit for an approach to higher education that is greatly sought after by many other liberal arts institutions, which is to provide traditional liberal arts study, while simultaneously offering career-directed pathways that lead to real jobs.
To ensure Mount Ida continues to grow and thrive, President Brown has invited the College community to participate in two key strategic initiatives: the 2012 Strategic Planning Initiative and a branding initiative, which includes rebranding the College and a new website. These two new initiatives, along with existing ones, such as sustainability in the areas of construction, facilities, energy management, recycling and more, will serve as key foundations to setting the College’s future path of success.
Effective communication is of key importance in any strategic initiative. On a regular basis, President Brown reaches out to the Mount Ida Community through Messages to the Community, and other communication initiatives.