This month our Frontier View focuses on reasons to love Sul Ross and how the university continues to change lives in our region and state. Sul Ross offers opportunities to people who want to break barriers, challenge themselves, and find new frontiers. As I start my fifth year as the President of Sul Ross State University, I continue to reflect on the many ways that Sul Ross changed my life. Sul Ross plays an integral role in the lives across the region at our campuses and across the state as a place where individuals strive to improve their educational, professional, and familial ties. For me, higher education served as a chance to position myself to accomplish greater things. I stand as a first generation student from my family, so I relate to our students in numerous ways but most importantly as an example of how education changed my life.
Every day, I remind myself that our mission must always be to offer students opportunities to earn a valuable education at an affordable price so that they ALL have the opportunities that I had. I worked at several large institutions throughout my career and while they paved the way for me to develop a career in higher education, my experiences at Sul Ross give me greater personal and professional satisfaction than anywhere else. Our students come to us hoping for a chance to earn a degree and when they do, their celebration becomes our celebration. The campuses celebrate the accomplishments with them because we share their determination and spirit for success. We stand with them as the Sul Ross family and adopt them into our Lobo Pack. I have never experienced this type of heartfelt enthusiasm and I am grateful to be part of this institution.
President Bill Kibler