To: Jessica Mallard, Ph.D.
Dean, Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities From: Vonn Miller
Date: March 12, 2021 

Dear Dr. Mallard, 

      Students are more motivated when their work will be viewed by others and when they can express themselves through their work.  They also want to learn to do things that are valuable outside the classroom.  They need easy-to-use tools to create visually rich and engaging content, even if they’ve never created anything before.

      Our company has always stated our mission is to make things that help others change the world.  We believe our products to be at the crossroads of technology and fine arts.  Students learn better by creating, visualizing, and addressing different scenarios with a hands-on, immersive approach.  The iPad Pro is one of those magical products that seems to fade into the task being performed. 

      As technology advances, the large facilities and expensive specialized equipment only colleges or commercial institutions possess are becoming less relevant as more power migrates to individual mobile devices.  With the release of the powerful iPad Pro, more sophisticated creation software is now available for students in an affordable and mobile form.  For less than the cost of a few textbooks students can carry with them a canvas with infinite brushes, colors.  A studio for mixing music, voices and instruments.  Even video editingcan be produced anywhere the user chooses.  The iPad Pro is faster and more power efficient than over 90% of laptops on the market today.  Schools that have picked iPad Pro for their students are seeing amazing results and redirected focus on supporting these new mobile, creative workflows.

      I would like to work with you and your team to develop a plan to innovate fine arts instruction using our iPad products and the vast ecosystem of creative add-ons.  We have a great deal of expertise to offer.  I would like to continue planning on how we can work together to give students ownership of assignments that lead to higher levels of engagement, diverse experiences, personalized instruction and opportunities for authentic learning. 

      We will start with pre-planning with leadership and move toward quarterly goals and activities for implementation.  This plan will equip your students and faculty with a powerful, adaptive and creative environment for student success. 


Vonn Miller 


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