Monday, April 6, 2015

Connecting with local, regional and state leaders

This past week included several opportunities for me to address the role of Bloomsburg University in the region and the commonwealth. I made a State of the University presentation at our annual Community Leadership Breakfast that was attended by more than 70 regional business, industry and government leaders. This is a wonderful way to inform our stakeholders of all of the great things happening at Bloomsburg University.

I was delighted to attend a small private luncheon meeting to recognize retiring Geisinger Health System CEO Glenn Steele. During the luncheon, we had the opportunity to discuss ways to further expand partnerships between our university and Geisinger to advance education and health care in our region.

Another meeting brought together Gov. Tom Wolf and the State System presidents and chancellor. We had a candid conversation about the relationship between the governor’s budget proposal for a $45.3 million increase in the State System allocation, the first proposed increase in seven years, and his requested tuition freeze.

Events this week, April 6 to 12:

  • Tuesday – I will engage in an Emergency Tabletop Exercise on campus, along with other senior administrators. A tabletop exercise is held regularly to test and enhance emergency preparedness at the university.
  • Wednesday and Thursday – I will represent BU and participate in the quarterly State System Board of Governors meeting at the Dixon Center in Harrisburg.
  • Thursday evening and Friday – As a newly elected member, I will participate in the spring meeting of the board of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
  • Saturday – I will welcome admitted students at our second spring open house and participate in the Lavender Graduation.

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