University of Memphis Magazine, 16:1, 1997 Spring
FROM THE PRESIDENT:
This issue of our magazine is devoted to showing some of the ways The University of Memphis is fulfilling its role as a comprehensive urban university. Through these pages, you will read specific ways we are impacting our community. You will notice that our faculty and staff as well as a number of our local alumni are involved in outreach projects.
As the major university in this city and region, The University of Memphis is involved in nearly every aspect of public and private enterprise. Our mission statement makes clear the commitment we have to serve the community and, as this issue demonstrates, that commitment translates into involvement. These stories are a few of the thousands that occur every day. The actions of our people, departments, colleges and centers in the community make us proud of each other and proud to be associated with the University.
-Dr. V. Lane Rawlins