Message from the President

The novelist James Lane Allen once wrote, “Adversity does not build character, it reveals it.” We have certainly faced our fair share of challenges since early last year, but how we, as a university, have overcome those challenges says a great deal about us.

Although we consistently worked and adapted through the pandemic, this fall we continue to implement safe practices, encourage vaccination, and help our students progress to graduation. In this edition of eConnect, we celebrate this year’s graduates. Clearly, the graduation ceremonies are taking place much later than normal, but then again, we continue to redefine what that word “normal” really means.

At ECPI University, we preach the value of lifelong learning because most of our graduates are moving on to technical or healthcare professions where change is the only constant. For that reason, we aim to produce graduates who are comfortable with change, who embrace new challenges, and who do not become unsettled when circumstances change quickly. It’s how you respond in those times that determines your ability to overcome any obstacle.

 Last year, ECPI University graduated more than 4,100 students, and we continue to work hard maintaining that pace. I am always proud of our graduates, but those who have remained resilient during these past couple of years are shining examples of what ECPI University stands for.


Mark Dreyfus
ECPI University President

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