President's Message

Fall 2017

As we approach the 155th anniversary of Bryant's founding, our future has never been brighter. The University's brand theme, Inspired to Excel, speaks to everything in our past as well as our aspirations for the future.

Inspired by all we've achieved since 1863, we are working hard to secure an even greater future. On campus, we see inspired students developing character, striving every day for academic excellence and acquiring the life skills of innovative thinkers — traits that will distinguish them as they go out into the world.

At Commencement each year, these students walk through Bryant's historic archway, an icon from our Providence campus, remembering the past and embracing a future that will include leadership positions in organizations around the world. Within six months of graduation, 99 percent of our graduates are employed with an average starting salary of $57,000 or are enrolled in some of the finest graduate programs in the world.

Bryant students truly are inspired to excel. You can see this in their classrooms, in their extracurricular activities, their community service, their study abroad, and in the success of our Division I athletic teams. Our students work hard, not just for themselves, but to honor the reputation that Bryant has earned.

Visit campus and see for yourself not only the wonderful new facilities made possible by generous campaign donors, but also the dynamic energy of our students, faculty, and staff. There is a feeling on campus that Bryant is evolving into a great university. To achieve that destiny, we must all be Inspired to Excel.


Ronald K. Machtley