Director’s Letter

One of the first collaborative exercises the Kilachand directors and staff undertook together in 2017 was to evaluate and rewrite our mission statement. We circulated the text by email, which gradually, through the handy mechanism of “track changes,” became a rainbow of revisions and comments. I showed the paragraph we drafted to a respected leader from what I sometimes call the “business world,” as if that’s a separate sphere from “the university.”* She informed me that mission statements are not paragraphs; they should be just one sentence, something that could be “rattled off” with a handshake. It was back to drafting and track changes, and we currently have a two-sentence mission statement.
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