March to 3,000 is also a vehicle to reexamine where we need to be. You can look at it through the lens of branding, marketing, recruiting and retention, but also in terms of facilities, human capital and resources. If we’re going to grow the Corps to 3,000 members, we need to do so in a methodical, thoughtful way. To reach a sustainable number over time, you must have the right structure, resources and talent in place.
How important are donors and private philanthropy to the Corps’ present and future?
There’s no doubt that those who give to the university and the Corps have had a direct impact on where we are today. I want to provide a compelling vision for how these gifts directly impact cadets’ lives today and their role as future leaders. We create tomorrow’s potential today—and donors’ gifts invest in that potential.
To learn how you can invest in cadets today and tomorrow through scholarships or by supporting Corps programs, contact Essence Wylie '15, assistant director of development, at the bottom of this page.