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Articles

How to Work… In Abundance

Functional leadership in abundance isn’t always intuitive for everyone–especially for those of us who came of age in a largely dysfunctional industry like higher education.  The faculty, staff, and students of Unity College are eager to share responsibility and... read more

Presidential Memos

End of Year Reflections & New Year Commitments…

End of Year Reflections & New Year Commitments... Email 12/20/2016 TO: Employee-News FROM: Dr. Melik Peter Khoury DATE: December 20, 2016 SUBJECT: End of Year Reflections & New Year Commitments… ATTACHMENTS: None   Dear Unity College Community, As... read more

In Unity We Stand!

In Unity We Stand! Email 09/11/2016 TO: Employee-News FROM: Dr. Melik Peter Khoury DATE: November 9, 2016 SUBJECT: In Unity We Stand! ATTACHMENTS: None   Dear Unity College Community, Yesterday, our nation voted after long, intense, and — let’s face... read more

Rue Mapp – May 14, Commencement Speaker

Email : March 23, 2016 From: Melik Khoury Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 8:11 AM To: Employee-News Subject: Rue Mapp – May 14, Commencement Speaker College Community, I am pleased to announce that Rue Mapp will be our speaker for Unity College Commencement... read more

Open Letter to the Unity College Community

January 14, 2016 Open Letter to the Unity College Community January 14, 2016 Unity College Family and Friends, As I begin my term as Unity College President I want to express my appreciation for your ongoing support of this office and for me personally. Having been... read more

Have a Great Semester

Email 1/15/2015 TO: Employee-news FROM: Dr. Melik Peter Khoury DATE: January 15, 2016 SUBJECT: Have a Great Semester ATTACHMENT: None   Dear Unity College employees. Thank you all for your work and participation at the State of the College Event.  We all work... read more

My First Week as Unity College President

Email 1/15/2016 TO: Students; Employee-news FROM: Dr. Melik Peter Khoury DATE: January 15, 2016 SUBJECT: My First Week as Unity College President ATTACHMENT: None   Dear Unity College Students, As you may know, as of January 3rd, I began my tenure as Unity... read more

Happy New Year!

Email 1/4/2016 TO: Employee-news FROM: Dr. Melik Peter Khoury DATE: January 4, 2016 SUBJECT: Happy New Year! ATTACHMENT: None   Dear Colleagues,   Happy New Year!  As I start my first day as Unity College’s president, I just wanted to send out a quick... read more

New Chief Officers: DeHart and Zavodny

I’m writing today to announce the latest Chief Officer appointments: Chief Sustainability Officer and Chief of Staff. These will likely be the last of the internal appointments to Chief Officer positions. As with all Chief Officer appointments, these roles will take effect in January.

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Academic Space Planning

The growth models we’ve worked through together in the last several months provide hundreds of thousands of dollars for increased instructional space as enrollments increase. In support for measured growth beyond 625 over the next couple of years, I will soon be commissioning an ad hoc committee to plan for academic and instructional space capacity and needs.

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Chief Student Success Officer – Internal Interest a Priority

I think we all agree that there is nothing more important to Unity College than student success and well-intentioned measures over several years have realized temporary improvements in retention, persistence, and graduation rates–enough to show us the promise of concerted effort, but not enough to secure those gains as lasting trends.

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Interim CAO to Start Oct 1st

Email 9/4/2015 TO: Employee-news FROM: Dr. Melik Peter Khoury DATE: September 4, 2015 SUBJECT: Interim Chief Academic Officer to Start October 1st ATTACHMENT: CAO Job Description   Colleagues, Please join me in welcoming Robert Frank Scott, Jr., Ph.D. to the... read more

Leadership in Abundance

I’m writing today to outline the plan and approach to organizational structure at Unity College. If you attended the strategic priorities session during the State of the College professional development day, you heard most of this.

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