From our President

Our purpose at Christopher Newport University is to produce good citizens and leaders — young women and men determined to transform the world for the better.

CNU students are guided by the desire to pursue excellence in all things, a passion for engagement, and a moral compass to direct and define their lives. They learn that leadership is vision translated into action, and while some people dream of success, others wake up and work hard to achieve it. If you have a clear sense of who you are, what you believe and how you will live, you are able to accomplish extraordinary things. That’s what a life of significance is all about.

President Paul S. Trible

And so, now we set out to accomplish the extraordinary. In the past you have blessed us with your generosity in support of capital campaigns focused on specific projects. As we launch our first comprehensive campaign, the rules are different — the bar is higher, the possibilities are greater, and Christopher Newport will be forever changed. All gifts from all sources for all purposes will count as we begin Defining Significance.

Together we have identified five priorities critical to our mission: Scholarships, Faculty Excellence and Great Teaching, Programs of Distinction, the Alumni House, and Annual Giving and Unrestricted Support.

This campaign will begin the next chapter of dramatic transformation that has been a hallmark of CNU.

We change the world one person at a time. This starts with each of us, right now. You and I have an incredible opportunity to define significance for generations to come. This is the moment that our young, vibrant university is being shaped for the ages. The university people come to a hundred years from now will be the one we are privileged to create today. I cannot think of a more powerful reason to get up in the morning and go to school.

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Paul Trible
Christopher Newport University