dean solomon at cibo 2023

Welcome to Fall Semester 2023 at Batten!

Dear Batten Community,
It brings me great joy to welcome each and every one of you as we embark on the 2023-2024 academic year together.
Whether you are a new or returning student, a new or returning member of our extraordinary faculty, or part of our amazingly dedicated staff team, the start of a new semester is a time of fresh beginnings and endless possibilities, a time when Grounds comes alive with the energy of curiosity and community.
Your presence enriches this community, and I urge you to embrace every opportunity to participate, learn, and grow. The Batten School is a place where friendships are born, unique perspectives are encouraged, and lifetime memories are formed.  I hope you will approach your work with an open mind and a willingness to engage in new ideas and practices that may challenge previous habits, beliefs, or opinions. 
As dean, I am grateful to join you on this journey. I am inspired by our shared pursuit of knowledge and commitment to making a positive impact on the world. Good luck with the fall semester.  I look forward to seeing you around Grounds in the coming days. 
Dean Solomon

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