I am pleased to announce the release of UAB’s boldest and most comprehensive Strategic Plan ever. Aptly titled Forging the Future, this plan charts our course for the next five years with ambitious goals and objectives in all areas of our mission: education; research, innovation and economic development; community engagement; and patient care. 

It was my pleasure this past Wednesday to deliver to the campus and community our annual State of the University Address, which is always a great opportunity to highlight accomplishments over the past year and discuss our collaborative planning for the future. 

For the second consecutive year, UAB has achieved record overall enrollment (20,902) — with growth in every school and our Honors College. This includes a freshman class that is our largest (2,299) and most academically prepared ever, with an average ACT of 25.1 and average high school GPA of 3.66.