STEPHEN E. THORSETT
Partnership with Alumni and Friends Empowers President Thorsett and Team to Plan for Future, Ensuring Excellence
Willamette University is brimming with enterprising high-achieving students and a faculty of noted scholars committed to student achievement.
Being a premier undergraduate college of arts and sciences requires keen focus on the quality of education provided to Willamette students. A Willamette education provides a well-rounded student experience filled with challenging academic programs, strong extracurricular activities and important tutoring and health resources.
Gifts designated to ensure excellence go where the need is greatest, providing investments in vital resources for students and professors, classroom technology improvements, facility upgrades and more.
After completing his first year, President Steve Thorsett reflected on the important role alumni and friend support plays in the university’s success.
"If Willamette University is to continue to thrive in the decades ahead, it will be because our alumni and friends take up their share of the responsibility of service and leadership," says President Thorsett. "Our alumni give to the place where their adulthood began, the institution that helped them become the people they were meant to be. They now pay forward these opportunities to the next generation of Bearcats. Without their support, a Willamette education would cease to exist. I, along with our students and faculty, are incredibly grateful for this partnership."
This is one way to fulfill the promise. Where will you make a difference?