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Rochon talks changes to higher ed, enrollment and future

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

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 the kind of demands that are on the office of the president, so that’s been revealing as I move f...

‘It shows a lot of potential’

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

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 Front Door, Learning Communities, and Downtown USI. One of the three plans will be the design ...

Master Plan maps future

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

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 is the plan. Last Wednesday, outside design firm Smithgroupjjr sent Campus Planners Doug Kozm...

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