Welcome from the Honors Dean | Lloyd International Honors College

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Welcome from the Honors Dean

At the heart of what we do in the Honors College, is help create new possibilities by playing, experimenting, and performing together. (Indeed, our motto is Ludite, Explorate, Perficite—that is, Play, Experiment, Perform).

By rigorously practicing “Yes, and…”—the simple yet powerful activity of (1) paying attention, (2) acknowledging what others have said or done, and (3) creatively building on whatever others offer—big or small—we cultivate kindness, curiosity, and academic excellence.

Through “Yes, and” we co-create learning environments in and out of the classroom where all involved might be able to stretch and grow intellectually, artistically, socially, and otherwise. The result is an ever-expanding, inclusive community of thoughtful and engaged artists, humanists, and scientists.

Join us in what is the best of a liberal arts education in an inclusive and diverse public research university.

Welcome to Lloyd International Honors College.

Omar H. Ali, Ph.D.
Dean & Professor


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