Welcome to the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment’s inaugural newsletter,
designed to keep you informed of the activities and achievements of our students, faculty and alumni.
I am excited to serve as CEOE dean and I look forward to getting to know you, so that together with students, faculty and staff, we can build a preeminent and globally recognized college. Geosciences are more important now than ever, due to concerns about climate change, geohealth, ocean security, and food and water, among other things.
CEOE is positioned to lead in this area, building on existing strengths in interdisciplinary research and training. We are growing, too. Undergraduate admissions are up 25 percent in the last five years, with a total enrollment of 446 students. Graduate enrollment remains steady at 142 students. Our immediate focus areas include educating innovative and entrepreneurial students; increasing our global footprint; and emphasizing diversity and inclusive excellence. And, we reached thousands of community members through the return of Coast Day—our annual celebration of the sea.