Read President Carter's letters, speeches, and correspondence to the Lawrence University community and beyond. 

  • Beacon on the River| Inaugural Address, May 13, 2022

    Sun, 05/15/2022 - 5:38pm
    Cory, thank you for that wonderful introduction and for your extraordinary leadership. And thank you all for joining us this evening. I would like to express my gratitude to the Board of Trustees for the honor of serving as the 17th President of Lawrence University. I thank the search committee for their role in bringing us …
  • April Campus Updates

    Mon, 04/18/2022 - 1:56pm
    Dear Lawrentians, Today is the first day of Earth Week, and the LUCC Sustainability Committee has coordinated with other sustainability organizations to plan a robust week of activities celebrating our planet. Festivities include educational opportunities, campus beautification projects, and plenty of fun. Earth Week is also a time for each of us, as well as …
  • Our Next Vice President for Finance & Administration

    Fri, 04/08/2022 - 11:34am
    Dear Lawrence community, We are excited to announce that Samir Datta will be joining Lawrence as our next Vice President for Finance and Administration. He will begin his work at Lawrence later this spring. Samir will join us after a 20+ year career in various successful financial and managerial executive roles, including most recently as …
  • Academic Program Leadership (March 31, 2022)

    Thu, 03/31/2022 - 1:58pm
    Dear Colleagues, I write today to announce that Catherine (Katie) Gunther Kodat will step down from the post of provost and dean of faculty into a terminal sabbatical at the end of this academic year. It gives me great pleasure to further report that Associate Dean of Faculty and Associate Professor of History Peter A. …
  • March Updates (March 16, 2022)

    Wed, 03/16/2022 - 2:15pm
    Dear Faculty and Staff, Even as Lawrentians are preparing for finals and finishing up winter term, spring is in the air. Each day brings more light than the day before, and I’m seeing more faces of colleagues and students as I walk across campus. It’s clear that we are all ready for a well-deserved break …
  • February Updates (February 22, 2022)

    Wed, 02/23/2022 - 5:06pm
    Dear Lawrentians, It’s hard to believe that we are quickly approaching the final stretch of winter term, and I want to express my gratitude to our students, faculty, and staff for their continued dedication to the health and wellbeing of our community. I’ll be the first to admit that the start of our term was …
  • Brighter Together: The Shared Past, Present, and Future of Lawrence & Appleton (January 26, 2022)

    Wed, 01/26/2022 - 3:02pm
    Good morning, Rotarians, Let me begin by saying, thank you for the good work you do every day to make Appleton and the Fox Cities a better, brighter, and more compassionate community. Rotary has a long and proud tradition of building alliances and serving its neighbors. Your work truly makes a difference. At Lawrence, we …
  • January Updates (January 17, 2022)

    Mon, 01/17/2022 - 2:30pm
    Dear Lawrentians, Thank you to all members of the Lawrence community for your patience and dedication as we’ve navigated a new term with new challenges. We all had to pivot quickly in the last month to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on our campus, which was not an easy task. I am grateful to …
  • The 175th Anniversary Board Resolution (January 14, 2022)

    Fri, 01/14/2022 - 2:55pm
  • Celebrating Lawrence’s 175th Anniversary (January 7, 2022)

    Fri, 01/07/2022 - 5:53pm
    Dear Lawrentians, Happy new year to each of you, near and far. What a remarkable year this is for Lawrence, as we celebrate the university’s 175th anniversary. We are marking this incredible milestone with a year-long celebration that honors our storied history, celebrates our powerful present, and looks ahead to our bright future. I am …