Cincinnati Enquirer: Pinto helps drive UC’s growth

President credits entire UC community for the university’s accomplishments

The University of Cincinnati is poised to welcome its largest class ever this fall, for which UC President Neville G. Pinto credits the entire university community.

Pinto was profiled in the Cincinnati Enquirer by Madeline Mitchell. In the article, he spoke about his love for UC and its students, his pride in the university’s growth and innovation, and his hopes for the future.

"In my mind, it's about each of us on the leadership team waking up every day recognizing that the next generation of leaders, citizens, creators, inventors, artists is right here on our campus today," Pinto said.

Under Pinto’s leadership, UC’s profile has grown not only locally but nationally and internationally as well. The university is ranked fourth in the United States for co-op and internships by U.S. News.

“University leadership worked for years to build UC out and make it an appealing destination for students internationally. The university added and renovated buildings, promoted its widely acclaimed cooperative education program, invested in faculty and research and strengthened its athletics to make everyone on campus feel part of something. Part of a team. Part of the Cincinnati community,” Mitchell wrote.

In my mind, it's about each of us on the leadership team waking up every day recognizing that the next generation of leaders, citizens, creators, inventors, artists is right here on our campus today

Neville G. Pinto UC president

As part of the Next Lives Here initiative, UC has striven to strengthen its connections with the city of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Public Schools and surrounding businesses.

“We've got to permeate into our communities,” Pinto said.

The university is at the forefront of innovation in the city with its 1819 Innovation Hub and Digital Futures building, which will open this fall as UC pushes for breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, robotics and other technologies.

Beyond being a great place to learn and innovate, Pinto wants UC to be an inclusive place where all students feel welcome.

"I had three kids," of his own, Pinto said. "Now, I have 47,000. That's exactly how I feel about them."

Read more in the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Featured image: University of Cincinnati President Neville G. Pinto. Photo by Ravenna Rutledge

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