As we move toward the beginning of a brand new school year, I wanted to update you on a few changes going on across our campuses. Recently, we did the “Somsen Shuffle,” moving offices around a bit. You will find OCED and Graduate Studies in office spaces on second floor where Creative Services used to be. Creative Services has moved to offices formerly held by the Business Offices folks. The Business office is now where OCED was located! Whew. We have burned through many pizza slices and donuts, but everyone is mostly settled. Open house is planned, I understand.
- Progress continues on STEM Village in Rochester and we are ramping up to work on Education Village in Winona.
- Plans are underway for the new Finance and Sales labs in Somsen for the College of Business.
- Phelps is looking good with its new tuck point work, and the grounds are blooming.
- The theme this year (if you have not yet noticed) is Sustainable Futures. Watch for many activities and ways to participate!
- Watch my website for draft ideas and materials for your consideration. I am on a personal mission to improve communication and transparency throughout our wonderful communities of learners.
There is so much happening, so many ideas and energy! The new year is really heating up (even as the temp cools down) and I know we will all move forward with a renewed commitment to excellence.