In the past year, those priorities have evolved, especially in light of the tragic events of Sept. 11, but Moeser said the University's path is concrete and that he has been working to achieve his goals.
"We've set a course, and we've stuck to it," he said. "We have worked on our goals all year long, and we are very pleased with what we accomplished."
In last year's University Day speech, Moeser said his priorities were set in light of the confidence and calm that marked the time. "We are not building from scratch ... or steering through crisis," Moeser said last year. Although the world has changed, Moeser said he has continued to pursue his goals.
One of Moeser's major priorities set forth last year was to extend the University's study abroad program and to create more globally aware students.
He said efforts have been strong in that area in the past year but that the events of Sept. 11 underscored the need to create students with a global perspective. "These events certainly focus us outwardly to think about the world," he said.
Moeser also said that by developing global awareness in students, he hopes to help the University stand as a model for the state, the nation and the world.
"This University will continue to lead in the 21st century -- leading the discussion of the critical, social and ethical issues that mark our time," he said in his speech.
Moeser said the Sept. 11 events made his efforts since he took office -- including encouraging the expression of diverse viewpoints and connecting to the outside world through service -- more apparent. "These events have given us the opportunity to demonstrate what we mean, to take action to protect academic freedom and free speech," he said.
Another crucial priority for Moeser last year was the development of science and technology. Tony Waldrop, vice chancellor for research and graduate studies, said he has seen firm evidence of that commitment from Moeser in the last year.