Provost Speeches

Convocation - Fall 2016
August 22, 2016

Good morning and welcome to the University of Cincinnati! My name is Peter Landgren, and it is my honor to serve as your Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.

It is my responsibility as Provost to work closely with Interim President Davenport, the deans, faculty and staff of our university to ensure you receive an amazing academic and student experience.

All success stories begin somewhere, and it is my absolute belief that yours starts here.

One thing we share in common is that my success story started at UC since this is my undergraduate alma mater. And my experiences on this campus and in the Cincinnati area launched me into the professional world in my chosen field, and it is just those experiences that brought me back to campus first as a dean and now as your Interim Provost.

Before me I see a diverse, multi-ethnic sea of faces brimming with potential and shining with opportunity. I see future CEOs, captains of industry, artists, athletes and presidents, all standing at one of the most pivotal starting points in your lives. It is my hope that you will come to see me and every UC employee as your companion on this journey of yours.

It is my humble pleasure to welcome you all to the beginning of a new school year and the dawn of your college careers. I hope you have an unforgettable experience that helps you grow into the amazing professionals that I know you can be.

 Now give yourselves a round of applause as you enter the Bearcat Nation. You made the right choice to come to the University of Cincinnati.