Message from the Dean

Dennis Freeman, Dean for Undergraduate Education

As the academic year comes to a close, I want to thank you for a productive and rewarding year. It certainly has been an unusual one. On top of the garden-variety challenges that we all face in our workloads, we had to endure record snowfalls and cope with the tragic loss of students and faculty. DUE staff handled these challenges with care and compassion. I appreciate the very good work being performed by every member of the staff, each day, across DUE.

I am proud to lead an organization of people who care so much about the well-being and academic success of our students. You consistently demonstrate to me and the MIT community a high level of professionalism, sensitivity, creativity, and innovation. I feel very privileged to work with such a dedicated staff!

At Commencement, President Reif spoke about the “great invisible network of kindness and understanding that supports us all.” I believe you are an integral element of this network, showing kindness and understanding in all your interactions with students, faculty, and staff.

Thank you for your service to DUE, and have a wonderful summer.