As 2016 winds to a close, there is a natural tendency to look back on the last year and the change that it has brought. For many of us, 2016 was an unusually difficult year with many changes and challenges. Neumont was no exception. Below are a few of the changes our institution went through in the last year.
- We graduated the largest class ever from Neumont in March.
- We hired new staff and faculty to fill open and new roles as long-time staff and faculty moved on to new chapters in their careers throughout the year.
- In July, we saw the start of an official Neumont Alumni Association to help our graduates continue to stay in touch with one another and connected to the university.
- We applied to a new accreditor, prior to the U.S. Department of Education’s decision that the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools could no longer accredit institutions of higher education. The process continues according to plan.
- We started the largest class of freshmen than ever at Neumont in September.
- We taught a couple classes online to help accommodate our growing student body this last quarter.
- And we hosted and participated in more events on our campus and in Salt Lake City throughout the year than ever before.
I am proud of Neumont’s community including staff, students, faculty, and alumni for rising to the challenges this last year presented and moving forward together as we continue our focus on offering an unparalleled computer science education.
We look forward to a rewarding year in 2017. We wish you all a wonderful holiday and joyful new year.