A message from President Caldwell,
in our most recent Annual Report:
"Entering the College’s 28th year in 2021, things were still unpredictable with the COVID-19 pandemic. As we begin to emerge from the shadow of this pandemic, our number one priority continues to be the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and the communities we serve. Resilient is one word I would use, to sum up, our students, faculty, and staff. They have persevered in their endeavor to meet the challenges placed before them.
As I write this letter we are already heading into a new semester, new opportunities, and new challenges, yet I am reminded of how grateful I am for being entrusted with this responsibility by our college and stakeholders. At the Investiture Ceremony officially installing me as President in October 2021, I mentioned the following;
“...our college is more than one President, more than one faculty member, more than one student. As important as we are as individuals, the College is also part of a collective story thousands of years old. It is the dreams of our ancestors and leaders for how our generation would function in a society they didn’t comprehend at that time.
And so in that respect, I think of our college as a point of convergence in time. Our storylines coming together and the opportunity to work together for those who will come after us. For the faculty, staff, students, and presidents who will come after us.”
That statement is as true today as it was then. Our mission and values allow us to stay connected to the history of the Menominee, taking in all of the teachings from Indigenous wisdom and western-based science –with sustainability at our core. I am confident in the future of CMN and encourage you to join us along the way."