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President's Letter

This year, Strayer University celebrates its 130th anniversary of empowering adults to change their lives through education. In that time, our institution has passionately embraced its mission of equipping students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in an ever-changing world of work.

Some of our most important milestones are a result of our drive to always be future-ready. Since 1892, we have educated adult students seeking new skills that will lead to rewarding careers. In the early 1900s, we welcomed women into Strayer classrooms. We recognized the important role of employers as early as the 1960s, when we first offered students on-the-job training. In 1996, Strayer was among the first to offer classes via the Internet. In 2016, we reimagined course content and launched Strayer Studios to help students stay engaged with learning.

This is more than history for us. It is a living legacy carried out through your achievements. In this issue of Scholar, you will find stories of students and alumni who sought education to evolve as professionals and meet their goals. We also invite you to learn about our work to prepare students to succeed at Strayer and in their careers.

Your stories continue to inspire all of us at Strayer University as we look forward to another 130 years of helping people transform their lives through education.

Andréa Backman, Ph.D.
President, Strayer University