Series: Admissions

Welcome to the Ford School!

September 5, 2023 0:02:30
Kaltura Video

Welcome! Hear from Ford School Dean Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Associate Dean Jeff Morenoff, and Associate Dean Jenna Bednar about what our community is looking forward to this academic year.


Welcome to the new
academic year.

I am Celeste Watkins-Hayes,

the Joan and Sanford Weill

Dean of the Ford School
of Public Policy.

And this year, I invite
you to write your story,

to use the resources
and opportunities that

the Ford School has to offer
to pursue your passions,

to learn new things,

to start new conversations,

and to think about how you
can contribute to the public good.

Hi, everybody.

Welcome back to the Ford School.

I'm Jeff Morenoff, Associate

Dean for Research and
Policy Engagement.

I'm really looking forward to

seeing everybody this year for

community days
where we encourage

as many people as possible
to come together,

see each other in the
hallways, grab coffee,

and attend interesting events
like Food for Thought,

where faculty, staff,
and students come

together to talk about
pressing issues of the day.

Hope to see you all there.

Hi, I'm Jenna Bednar.

I'm the Associate Dean
for Academic Affairs

here at the Ford School.
This fall at the Ford School

we have people coming in
from all over the world.

I can't wait for the energy that

everybody brings
to the classroom,

the seminar rooms, to our
hallways, to our lounges.

Great things happen when

people collaborate
across difference,

and I can't wait to see
what you all build.

We're so excited to have you
here. Let's get to work.

Welcome new students, go blue.

Go blue. Welcome back,
students go blue.