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Faculty Senate to discuss demands for faculty input in “financial crises”

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor November 6, 2020

The Faculty Senate will discuss a proposal to demand faculty input into university decisions related to the “financial crises.” The Faculty Senate will be meeting Friday to discuss multiple proposals,...

Students upset over loss of spring break

Students upset over loss of spring break

Mohammad Albazzaz, Staff Writer October 1, 2020

Students have mixed feelings about spring break 2021 being canceled and some didn’t know at all. Last year Dylan Murphy spent spring break in Orlando with his family, watching his brother play baseball....

Third strategic plan underway

Third strategic plan underway

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor November 5, 2019

It has been five years since the university made their last strategic plan and designs for the third strategic plan are now in motion. The strategic plan is a document that acts as the plan/structure...

Dixon named interim director of Graduate Studies

Dixon named interim director of Graduate Studies

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor March 29, 2019

Provost Mohammed Khayum has appointed Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts Michael Dixon as interim director of Graduate Studies. The one-year appointment is effective Monday, April 1 and a national...

Associate Provost for Student Affairs Marcia Kiessling has been promoted to vice president for Student Affairs

Kiessling promoted to vice president, will retire in August

Noah Alatza and Riley Guerzini January 9, 2019

Associate Provost for Student Affairs Marcia Kennard Kiessling has been promoted to vice president for Student Affairs, President Ronald Rochon announced in an email sent to the USI community Jan. 9. "Dr....

Mohammad Khayum has been appointed to become the university’s next provost effective Jan. 1, 2019.

Former Dean promoted to be USI’s next provost

Noah Alatza and Megan Thorne December 14, 2018

President Ronald Rochon appointed Mohammad Khayum to become the university’s next provost effective Jan. 1, 2019. Khayum was serving as the interim provost after the position was left vacant when...

University names four finalists for Provost job

University names four finalists for Provost job

Riley Guerzini and Noah Alatza November 20, 2018

USI’s provost search committee has invited four finalists for the provost position to visit campus next month. Chair of the provost search committee David Bower made the announcement Nov. 19, with...

Provost search update

Provost search update

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor October 30, 2018

Vice President for Development David Bower is leading a search committee to find the university’s next provost. President Ronald Rochon said he is hopeful the committee will give him a recommendation...

University President shares a hug after announcing her retirement at an August faculty meeting. The Faculty Senate will vote on candidates to serve on the search committee for the next President of the university following a public forum Friday

Bennett announces retirement

Riley Guerzini, News Editor August 15, 2017

    University President Linda Bennett announced her retirement at Tuesday’s fall faculty and administration meeting. Holding back tears from the podium, Bennett thanked students,...

Pott College dean accepts Washington provost gig

Pott College dean accepts Washington provost gig

Gabi Wy, News Editor March 1, 2016

Scott Gordon said in his 20 years at the university, he’s developed friendships he believes will stand the test of time. The dean of the Pott College of Science, Engineering and Education accepted...

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