September 9, 2019

To the William Paterson community: 

Thank you to everyone who took the time to join me last Thursday for my State of the University address to the William Paterson community. It was nice to greet so many of you. I truly appreciate the important work that you do. 

For those of you who were unable to attend, I hope you will take a few minutes to read my address, in which I provide updates on our progress toward improving student retention and success, as well as details of new initiatives aimed at advancing that effort, and our collaborative work to strengthen the overall institution. Please also take the time to read the address from Provost Josh Powers, who shares updates on campus transitions and other University business. Links to both speeches are provided below: 

President Richard J. Helldobler Opening Day Address

Provost Joshua B. Powers Address

Best wishes for a wonderful beginning of the fall semester.


Richard J. Helldobler, PhD