2018 News


Launch of New Strategic Direction - Next Lives Here

February 20, 2018
University Pavilion, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio



Dear UC Community, 

One year ago today, I sent you my first message as the University of Cincinnati’s 30th president. It has been an incredible year of listening and learning, connecting with students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and partners. Most exciting, we engaged in stakeholder meetings and open input sessions campus wide to develop a strategic direction to propel our university over the next 10 years. Today at our Board of Trustees meeting, we are launching Next Lives Here – our future-leaning vision of Leading Urban Public Universities into a New Era of Innovation and Impact.

I want to thank all of you who took the time to share your ideas and perspectives as we developed Next Lives Here. Our process was accelerated and inclusive in a way that disrupted traditional higher education planning. 

In a time of ever-more rapid change, this inventive framework allows us to be nimble while unifying our UC community around our platforms of academic excellence, urban impact and the innovation agenda. It unleashes our resolve to set the pace and create a university culture of innovation that breaks boundaries in problem-based scholarship and research, health, and community-based partnerships, both locally and globally. 

Above all, it sets us on the path to truly show the world that Next Lives Here at the University of Cincinnati. I encourage you to watch our introductory video and stay in touch with further developments through our strategic direction website

Going forward together, we will each have a role in redefining learning and creating our university’s future. 

Go UC!

Neville G. Pinto