Archive for Thursday, August 20, 2015

Baker Edition: President’s Letter

August 20, 2015

Dear Baldwin City residents,

Thanks to all of you for welcoming me to your community, a beautiful city and proud partner of Baker University. My husband, Jeff, and I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you, especially during long walks along the brick-laden streets with our poodles, Kassie and Lucca.

Besides all the wonderful residents, Baldwin is fortunate to be home to many outstanding community leaders, such as City Administrator Chris Lowe, Mayor Marilyn Pearse, the City Council members, Superintendent Paul Dorathy and Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Hank Booth. These individuals and organizations such as the Baldwin City Economic Development Corporation and Lumberyard Arts Center help enhance the quality of life for Baldwin. I will always remember last August when we welcomed U.S. Senator Jerry Moran to the American Legion for a town hall meeting.

The amount of volunteer support in Baldwin is amazing. The selfless acts provide immeasurable value to the city and the university. It is because of people like you that events such as the Maple Leaf Festival and Festival of Lights continue to thrive.

Baker is proud of the partnership with the city and cherishes being a part of the fabric of this remarkable community. Your commitment to the students and the role you play in helping them gain real-life work experiences and contributing to society will prepare the students for a rewarding career and create fond memories of their time here.

Because of our talented student body, Baker is blessed to host entertainment open to the public throughout the year. We hope you attend one of our inspirational musical performances, such as the traditional Candlelight Vespers, a lively student theater production or competitive athletic event.

I am honored to be a resident of Baldwin City and serve as the president of your Baker University. All of you are vital in making this a home away from home for more than 800 students. I encourage you to meet our fantastic students and support them in all of their endeavors while they are here.


Dr. Lynne Murray

Baker University president


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