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Enrollment ‘urgency’ on campus

Enrollment ‘urgency’ on campus

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

March 3, 2020

President Ron Rochon said the university isn’t in an enrollment crisis, but the term he’s using is urgent. “I’m not going to call it a crisis,” Rochon said. “We’re not there.” Rochon said he has seen campuses around the nation and in the region that are in crisis mode. “I want ev...

University announces enrollment management changes

University announces enrollment management changes

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

February 11, 2020

The university released details on the new structure of enrollment management Tuesday morning following the resignation of Andy Wright, former vice president for enrollment management. President Ron Rochon appointed Rashad Smith, director of admissions, with the new title of executive director for...

Enrollment management VP resigns

Enrollment management VP resigns

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

January 28, 2020

Andy Wright, vice president for Enrollment Management resigned this morning according to an email from President Ron Rochon to the campus community. Wright will be working on enrollment management-related special projects until June 30 according to the email. The resignation comes as total enrollment...

USI officials identify person who distributed racist flyers

USI officials identify person who distributed racist flyers

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2020

University officials announced they have identified the individual who left White Supremacist flyers on vehicles in the campus parking lot multiple times last semester. Steve Bridges, Vice President for Finance and Administration, said at tonight's SGA meeting the person has been asked not to return...

2020 Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame Laureates

2020 Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame Laureates

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

The Evansville Courier and Press and the Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana have announced the 2020 Junior Achievement Evansville Regional Business Hall of Fame Laureates. The announcement was made at a press conference on Nov. 13 at USI. The 2020 Active Laureates are Daniel S. Hermann and...

Total enrollment falls for eighth consecutive year

Total enrollment falls for eighth consecutive year

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2019

Total enrollment has dropped for the eighth consecutive year at USI, falling to 8,690 students. This year’s fall enrollment of graduate and undergraduate students is a 3% decrease from last year’s numbers according to Census data numbers released by the university Sept. 17. Total enrollment h...

Pressure mounts as concern grows over sluggish wages, depleted morale

Pressure mounts as concern grows over sluggish wages, depleted morale

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2019

Tensions between faculty and the administration have reached a deadlock as concerns grow over a lack of employee morale and stagnant wages. Faculty were asked to submit questions anonymously to Faculty Senate Chair Kenny Purcell for the administration in early August. Concerns listed in the ques...

Officials mull options as tuition, fees increase

Officials mull options as tuition, fees increase

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2019

The Board of Trustees approved tuition increases for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years at a special meeting of the Board of Trustees June 4 in the Griffin Center. Following a public forum on the increases in which there was no public comment, the Trustees agreed to raise tuition for full-t...

Rochon names new VP of Student Affairs

Rochon names new VP of Student Affairs

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

July 26, 2019

President Ron Rochon has appointed Khalilah Doss as the new vice president of Student Affairs following a national search. Doss will take over as vice president August 13, succeeding Marcia Kiessling who will retire after serving 8 years at USI. "Dr. Doss brings a wealth of higher education experience and a student-centered ap...

Rochon addresses alleged sexual assault incidents

Rochon addresses alleged sexual assault incidents

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

March 12, 2019

University officials are responding to multiple alleged incidents of sexual assault and domestic violence over the past month on campus. “If I deem that there is a potential danger to our campus community, I am going to act,” President Ron Rochon said at a Student Government Association meeting ...

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 interviews set to begin on Dec. 3. The position was left vacant late last year after former Provos...

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