The Ready Report

Campaign Update

With a $17.3 million goal, Rock Solid & Ready: The Campaign for Rockford University seeks to sustain and support the University’s ongoing transformational process and to set the stage for a continued era of progress. Rock Solid & Ready is comprised of three primary categories that will more firmly establish a top-notch experience in and out of the classroom from which students can learn and grow. The University will:

  • Compete by shaping modern facilities,
  • Create by enhancing the student experience, and
  • Commit by providing for current needs.

  • As of August 31, 2017, $14 million has been received in pledge commitments and outright contributions.

    Learn more about the Case for Rock Solid & Ready >>

    Campaign Public Announcement: October 8, 2015

    Message from the President

    As Rockford University’s 18th president, it is my privilege to continue working toward the successful completion of each element set forth in the Rock Solid & Ready Campaign. I was fortunate in my previous role as Vice President for Enrollment Management to serve alongside President Emeritus Robert L. Head while the vision for this important work took shape. At its conclusion, our campaign will elevate the University’s ability to attract and support students who expect and deserve an individualized experience that affords them a distinct advantage over their peers.

    It is vital for Rockford University to bolster our resources so that we are able to improve our capacity to compete through the creation of modern facilities, to create more expansive opportunities that enhance the student experience, and to commit to providing for the current and growing needs of this remarkable institution.

    Success begets success. Now is the time for Rockford University to build on its strengths and continue moving forward with confidence. I invite you to join me as a formative partner in the completion of this campaign. We are rock solid, we are ready, and we are grateful for your support.

    Eric W. Fulcomer, Ph.D.
    President

    Message from the President Emeritus

    As President Emeritus of Rockford University, I am ever mindful of my guardian-duty to protect our institution's rich legacy, while advancing its future.

    We live that legacy through the accomplishments of our alumni, whose lives are well chronicled and have been enriched through their experience as students. To them we are grateful.

    However, it is the present and the future that most occupy my mind. I hold dear my responsibility to make clear a path for our current students to follow their dreams. And, it is you who can help make those dreams a reality.

    We have created a solid foundation on which to build. Our enrollments are growing in a time where others' are not. Our support, both emotional and financial, is approaching a zenith.

    Your generosity, delivered now to this campaign, will help Rockford University remain vital and relevant as a force in higher education. I humbly seek your support and gratefully acknowledge your commitment.

    Robert L. Head, Ph.D.
    President Emeritus

    Message from the Campaign Chair

    Rockford University has a compelling story that sets it apart. As a University trustee and lifelong Rockford resident, I have great optimism for both our University and our region and am confident that our graduates will provide the leadership needed for the future. This optimism fuels my energy to fully realize the campaign objectives.

    I hope that you are similarly inclined, that you see yourself reflected in the aspirations of this campaign and, to put it simply, that you contribute generously. It is a noble and worthy endeavor to advance our mission while nurturing the kinds of thoughtful and productive citizen-leaders that our region, and our country, need most.

    James W. Keeling, Esq.
    Campaign Chair