Siena Heights University proudly announces the achievement of a significant fiscal milestone, attaining a balanced budget for the fiscal year 2023-2024. This accomplishment marks a pivotal moment for the university, positioning it for strategic growth, the pursuit of its mission, and ensuring the delivery of educational excellence to its diverse community of students.

Through judicious stewardship and thoughtful decision-making, the university has successfully navigated economic challenges universally impacting higher education, while maintaining its dedication to academic quality and student success.

“As we recognize the achievement of a balanced budget, we reaffirm our commitment to our mission of transforming lives through purposeful educational experiences,” stated President Douglas Palmer, Ph.D. “This milestone stands as a testament to the dedication of our faculty, staff, students, alumni, and supporters, whose collective efforts have been invaluable in shaping our success.”

President Palmer extended special appreciation to the Board of Trustees and the Dominican Sisters, emphasizing their role in steering the university towards fiscal accountability and meaningful growth. “Special thanks go to our Board of Trustees and our beloved sponsors, who charged me and my administration with this critical task,” President Palmer said. “Their leadership and unwavering support have been instrumental in guiding us through this central, restorative process.”

The Board of Trustees Chairperson, Harry “Dusty” Steele, echoed President Palmer’s sentiments, expressing confidence in the university’s leadership. “It has been a privilege to collaborate with President Palmer and the administration in charting a course towards financial stability and academic advancement,” remarked Chairperson Steele. “Together, we remain steadfast in our dedication to upholding the values and mission of Siena Heights University.”

With a solid financial foundation in place, Siena Heights University is poised to capitalize on emerging opportunities, expand its academic offerings, and strengthen student experiences, underscoring its longstanding commitment to excellence and innovation in higher education.