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Walden Magazine // Jul 20, 2020

Letter from the President

Dr. Ward Ulmer, Interim President.
Dr. Ward Ulmer

Dear Walden Community,

I know you are as proud as I am of Walden’s 50-year commitment to positive social change. We take our promise of providing Education for Good® seriously, and that includes our obligation to be excellent global citizens. For the safety of our global Walden community, we have made it a priority to align with the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and federal and state health agencies to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

While many universities struggle to teach remotely, Walden has been perfecting distance education since our founding in 1970 and our first online degree program in 1995. It’s in our DNA.  

We are continuing to evolve our online education experience. In this issue, you’ll get a peek at what the future looks like from the innovators who are continuing our heritage of leading the way in higher education. You’ll also see how we are promoting Education for Good®. That includes working toward the crucial goal of equity in education.  

All of this—along with the response of the educators, nurses, first responders, public health professionals, social workers, counselors, and others in the Walden family who are helping on the front lines of the pandemic’s impact—makes me proud to call Walden “my university.”  


Dr. Ward Ulmer ’04
Walden University