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Message from the Office of the Chancellor

February 14, 2024 - Share the Love: Join us in our UMSL Serves Initiative

Dear UMSL Community,

I want to extend my deepest gratitude to each one of our outstanding students, faculty, and staff as we move our way forward through this spring semester and toward our May commencement celebrations. Your unwavering dedication and hard work throughout the start of this semester have been nothing short of commendable. The spirit of our university community continues to shine bright as we demonstrate our collective commitment to transforming lives.

This academic year marks UMSL’s 60th anniversary and as a part of that celebration, we are asking our university community to support our UMSL Serves initiative. Here, we aim to log 60,000 hours of volunteerism and service to the communities that we serve – no matter if you are serving here in the St. Louis region or across the state, nation or globe – to showcase the immense impact of our more than 115,000 strong UMSL Triton family.

Find an individual, an organization, or a cause that needs your support and give them your most precious gift – your time and talents. Once you do, please take a moment to share your transformative work by logging your service hours on our UMSL Serves website. All service hours since the start of our academic year can count toward our goal. One stellar UMSL Serves example is how our food service partner, Sodexo, prepares area residents with hot meals through the Normandy Meals on Wheels program each week.

To our students, faculty, and staff who have dedicated themselves to pursuing excellence through higher education, your passion has and will no doubt leave an enduring impact on countless lives and make meaningful contributions to society. That is exactly what the UMSL Serves initiative seeks to showcase. Thank you for embodying our mission to Transform Lives!

Let's continue our steadfast work this semester with the same sense of accomplishment that propels us forward. As we look ahead to the spring, know that our strength lies in our collective commitment to transforming lives – for ourselves, our communities, and our world!

With gratitude and excitement for what lies ahead,

Kristin Sobolik
University of Missouri–St. Louis