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New VP focused on remaining student-centered

New VP focused on remaining student-centered

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

September 10, 2019

Khalilah Doss remembers a different campus when she came to USI as an undergraduate. Doss, who competed on the track and field team at McKendree University, noticed a large discrepancy in the number of buildings and people on campus when she came for an interview for the Vice President of Student Affai...

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...

Kiessling promoted to vice president, will retire in August

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. Kiessling is consistently student-focused and has brought a tremendous energy and passion to thi...

Pence’s niece to present on experiences with campaign

Pence’s niece to present on experiences with campaign

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

October 18, 2017

The first thing Grace Poynter's uncle tells her when he sees her is that boys are evil. Poynter, the niece of Vice President Mike Pence, will give a presentation about her experiences on Pence’s campaigns for congress, governor and vice president as well as events like ball dances and debate...

The strong state

The strong state

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017

Earlier this week, there was been a lot of bomb dropping on fellow states around the world, particularly Syria and Afghanistan. It’s no secret that the Middle East has been a topic of conversation the past year, but recently things have been getting rough. Although it seems like the Middle E...

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