- Aug 27, 2011
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I posted this on the realignment board but I believe it's important for all of us to understand the challenges facing UConn moving forward and how it intertwines with the need for us to overcome our current lack of P-5 affiliation. As they like to say, follow the money. The State provides 29% of UConn's funding. This is not going up. The UConn Foundation has lots of hard work ahead of it. We not only want a $1B endowment, Susan Herbst demands it. We are only a third of the way there, having squandered years of opportunity. We have, however, in Susan Herbst a president who sees the writing on the wall and has a plan for success. Listen to this 5 min excerpt of her State of UConn speech this summer .One thing you'll hear is how the State's role is diminishing and how easy it is to backslide from all that we've built so far. Rest assured she is acutely aware of our need to become attractive to the P-5. I encourage you to listen to her full 43 min speech which can be found on YouTube.