Accomplishments of the Colley Presidency
(as of April 21, 2005)
- Development and implementation of the 2002-2012 strategic plan, Renewing Our Mission, with public, Web-based reporting of progress.
- Preparation for and launch of the $100 million Century Campaign.
- Expanded services for and support by Berry alumni.
- Berry ’s first dedicated Alumni Center.
- Launch of Berry magazine and Alumni Accent e-newsletter.
- Increased alumni involvement and giving.
- Construction of a $25 million science center.
- Restoration of the historic Ford Complex, including creation of the Alumni Center.
- Renovation of the Krannert Student Center and Charter School of Education and Human Sciences (Cook Hall). The renovation of the Campbell School of Business facility in Green Hall was completed in 1999.
- Opening of a new research dairy facility.
- Construction of a 122-bed residence hall.
- Partnership with WinShape in renovation of the Gunby Equine Center and an adaptive reuse of the Normandy Barns as the WinShape Retreat Center.
Faculty development and governance
- Ratification of a new faculty constitution.
- Empowerment of a new Faculty Assembly.
- Implementation of a new departmental chair system.
- Creation of a faculty sabbatical system.
- Increased support for faculty research, teaching and scholarship.
- Decreased faculty/student ratio from 1:15 to approximately 1:13.1.
Integrated education of the head, the heart and the hands
- Establishment of a Center for Teaching Excellence, an Academic Support Center, a rhetoric and writing program and a Council on Student Scholarship.
- Development of a totally new curriculum for the Charter School of Education and Human Sciences.
- Increased international learning initiatives including study-abroad programs and opportunities.
- Establishment of Phi Kappa Phi honor society on campus.
- Creation of the Bonner Center for Community Service, Freshman Service Day, Athletes Bettering the Community, Interfaith Council, summer program for minority teenagers and a pre-college SUCCESS program.
- Increased opportunities for academically linked student work, including collaborative faculty/student research and the Berry Information Technology (BITS) program.