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President's Welcome

President Grant


Dear MCLA Students:

The 2014 - 2015 academic year at MCLA promises to be exciting and engaging. Ours is a community where learning, engagement, and innovation is a year-round experience. As your academic journey begins, I look forward to seeing you on campus in the classroom or a lab in the new Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation, on the playing field or cheering in the stands, presenting in the gallery or performing on stage, and working and learning in the community. As a member of the MCLA community, please know that MCLA faculty and staff across the campus are ready to work with you and eager to do all that they can to help you make the most of your college experience. We all take great pride in your success and your accomplishments!

The MCLA Board of Trustees, faculty, and staff are dedicated to creating and sustaining an environment of excellence in teaching and learning. One of our great strengths is our close-knit community, which provides us the opportunity to get to know our students and for you to know us as well. Together, we build a strong and vibrant community for living, learning, playing and working. At MCLA, we challenge you to excel and succeed, engage you in the campus and local communities, and prepare you for the challenges and opportunities beyond MCLA.

The Student Handbook is an important resource to guide you throughout the year. It includes information about MCLA policies and procedures, details on co-curricular activities, and contact information for members of the MCLA community who can address your questions and concerns. We welcome your questions as we want to ensure you have the information to make your experience at MCLA enriching, enjoyable, and successful.

Once again, I welcome you and wish you all the best during this year of your MCLA journey.


Mary K. Grant, Ph.D.