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President to Deliver State of the University Address on 419 Day

The University of Toledo President Gregory Postel will deliver his third State of the University Address at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, from the historic Doermann Theatre in University Hall on Main Campus.

As the University completes its yearlong sesquicentennial celebrations, the 2023 State of the University speech entitled “Reimagining UToledo” will showcase the University’s next strategic plan to build a stronger University to provide exceptional education, research and patient care for the next 150 years.

“Our new strategic plan unites us in the same direction for the next five years as together we focus on building a stronger, sustainable institution with a redesigned brand that showcases the value of our education, research and patient care,” Postel said.

In the address, Postel will highlight the University community’s recent accomplishments that are central to the updated mission to “improve the human condition as a public research university and academic medical center whose mission is to educate students to become future-ready graduates, cultivate leaders, create and advance knowledge, care for patients and engage our local, national and global communities.”

Following the address, UToledo will host a Rocket Spring Festival in Centennial Mall with food trucks, music and activities ending with a fireworks show that will illuminate Main Campus. The festival is open to all campus and community members, and will begin at 5 p.m. and end with the fireworks show at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Complimentary parking, sponsored by ParkUToledo, will be provided from 2:30 to 10 p.m. in Areas 2, 1N, 1S, 12, 13, 17, 5, 6 and 10 — with the exception of metered, handicapped and reserved spaces. Parking in other areas will require payment via the ParkMobile app or a parking meter. Visit the ParkUToledo website for more information.

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