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» Welcome from President S. Alan Ray

Welcome from President S. Alan Ray

Whether your student is new or returning to Elmhurst, we are delighted to welcome you and your family to this extraordinary community. I am confident you will find what my family and I have found at Elmhurst – a place of academic excellence and increasing student diversity, with a rich history and great sense of pride and optimism.

Elmhurst College is moving into one of the most exciting periods in our 138-year history. In this global century, we will renew the liberal arts through our highly intentional focus on student self-formation and early professional preparation. These two hallmarks of an Elmhurst education will inform each other throughout the entire course of your child’s college career. Our aspirations for our students are clear: we will challenge them to think critically and constructively about their beliefs and values, and prepare them from their first day on campus for meaningful, successful lives in a global society.

As a parent, you already have a direct link to the most exciting and interesting source of information about the College – your son or daughter. Stay in touch with them, and with us. Your involvement in the life of the College community is encouraged. Your observations about Elmhurst, its strengths and areas for improvement, are welcome. Visit our website often to receive campus news, updates, and learn about the ways you can be involved.

Most importantly, thank you for trusting us with the education of your child. We will do our utmost to deserve that trust. I look forward to meeting you or seeing you again in the years ahead.

Warmest regards,

S. Alan Ray

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