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Dr. Robert L. Breuder

Dr. Robert L. Breuder

A personal message from College of DuPage President Dr. Robert L. Breuder

Dear Neighbors,

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, “Nothing endures but change.”

That is certainly true of higher education in general and College of DuPage in particular.

The futurist Buckminster Fuller created what he called the “Knowledge Doubling Curve.” Back before 1900, human knowledge doubled approximately every century. Now, it’s every 12 months.

For a college that analyzes and shares human knowledge, we must constantly reinvent our curriculum, our facilities and our teaching methods to keep ahead.

But the most amazing reinvention on this campus is that achieved by our students. As you’ll learn from our story about COD graduate Jim Belushi and the profile of current COD student Michael Restaino, traditional students transform themselves from uncertain teenagers into professional adults. As you’ll learn from COD graduate Laurie Walker, working adults on our campus remake themselves for different careers. Sometimes, those are careers that didn’t even exist when our non-traditional students first attended college.

All the while, community leaders, taxpayers and generous donors transform this institution with their tax dollars, public/private partnerships and charitable donations of time, talent and treasure via the COD Foundation.

In the process, you help COD change and endure. That helps our students change and thrive. And they, in turn, help this community change and grow. 

It’s exciting to watch and rewarding to lead.I’m grateful to each and every one of you for the opportunity.

 

Sincerely,

Robert L. Breuder

Dr. Robert L. Breuder
President, College of DuPage

 

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College of DuPage
425 Fawell Boulevard
Glen Ellyn IL 60137

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