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The Board of Trustees named Provost Ron Rochon as the universitys fourth president Thursday afternoon. Rochon will officially assume his duties as president July 1.

Rochon talks changes to higher ed, enrollment and future

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor October 30, 2018

Ron Rochon said being president has been busier than he ever anticipated. “People tell you and they kind of prepare you for the schedule, but until you get in the chair, you just don’t understand...

Campus Planner from design firm SmithGroupJJR Lauren Leighty shows students in Forum I the firms three ideas for the universitys Master Plan.

‘It shows a lot of potential’

Riley Guerzini, News Editor October 10, 2017

The future looks bright for the university. Campus planners from design firm SmithGroupJJR hosted a student-only town hall Thursday night in which they presented three alternative plans: Residential...

The universitys next master plan has five main topics: enrollment, utilization of space, campus needs, student housing and dining and the character of campus.

Master Plan maps future

Riley Guerzini, News Editor September 6, 2017

  In 10 years, the university will increase enrollment by over 5,000, take the engineering department out of the business building and build a second entrance and exit to campus. At least that...

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