In our short but dynamic, 8-year history, 2013-14 was the College’s most successful. This past fiscal year we established new highs in philanthropy ($2,051,446), research funds ($986,509), FSCH (93,329), and ROI (108.6%); achieved top national rankings for the first time for two of our graduate programs, Architecture and Interior Architecture; completed our first-ever 5-yr College work plan, CARTA 2020; published our first Annual Report; developed our first multi-million dollar public-private partnerships (RCCL, JMF, CGPH, and Allied Prefer); enhanced our study abroad offerings and student participation; successfully completed the accreditation process for the Department of Theatre and the Program Review process for the School of Music; successfully completed a national search for a Director of Development; fully staffed the CARTA | Miami Beach Urban Studios; and redesigned our webpages.
These accomplishments are the result of our continued commitment to excellence, teamwork, and transparency. They truly reflect the combined efforts of our faculty, department chairs, assistant and associate deans, professional staff, students, alumni, and patrons. They reveal a forward-looking, academically and fiscally sound College that has been recognized nationally and embraced locally — a College that has strategically expanded its footprint and is becoming an acknowledged, innovative solution-center.
Thank you again for your support and commitment to CARTA. I am looking forward to working with you to achieve our collective goals as outlined in CARTA 2020.