Letter from Mesa, Arizona Mayor Scott Smith
Welcome to America’s newest college town – Mesa, Arizona! We are proud you have chosen Mesa and Wilkes University as the stage to pursue your educational and life goals. As part of the Mesa Center for Higher Education, Wilkes University is a legacy institution that brings tradition and excellence to students looking to pursue their studies in liberal arts, sciences or professional programs.
I believe that successful communities are built on a strong foundation of education, economy and leadership. Wilkes University plays an integral part of this formula as they help shape the minds of our future leaders and innovators. You will find your studies and interactions with administrators, faculty and students at Wilkes will inspire you to be creative, challenge your limits and realize your aspirations.
To enrich your experience at Wilkes, I hope you will take the opportunity to explore downtown Mesa from the variety of restaurants, unique shopping experiences, world class museums, Spring Training baseball and the internationally acclaimed Mesa Arts Center. Whether you are a native or a new resident, I know that you will come to love Mesa just as much as I do through your experiences at Wilkes University.