I continue to be drawn to UAS because I believe it is a "diamond in the rough" with an immense potential, and in a unique position, to redefine undergraduate education. During my own undergraduate education, I spent 4 years at a small, liberal-arts college in the Adirondack Mountains in the eastern U.S. I believe the substance of that experience - the familiar faces and voices that were never lost in big crowds and classrooms; the close mentorship, personal investment and role-modeling by faculty; the emphasis on the intensive, the experiential and individual achievement; teamwork and small-group dynamics and of course, the geography and education of place - are relevant to achieving a particular form of academic excellence that is similar to UAS. I try to enact these ideals in my every day teaching, service, and research activities here.
— Sanjay Pyare (view bio)