MANSFIELD - The annual president's breakfast Aug. 23 gave Mansfield University Interim President Allan Golden the opportunity to welcome faculty and staff for the new academic year, to highlight recent accomplishments and to talk about the challenges MU faces.
Listing the successful Middle State accreditation process, new academic programs, creation of The Marcellus Institute, numerous campus construction and improvement projects and other examples, Golden told the gathering, "We will continue to make investments in Mansfield's future. We have resources, and they must be used to grow the university in any possible way. We are not poor and shouldn't act as if we were poor. We will continue to make sound prudent use of our resources."
Golden talked about the challenges Mansfield faces, such as funding cuts, increasing enrollment and improving retention. He expressed confidence that these challenges would be met.
Interim MU Interim President Allan Golden welcomes faculty and staff to start the new academic year.
"All of us should have a sense of pride in what we do and how each of us can make a difference," he said.
In conclusion, Golden said, "It is a pleasure, a privilege, and an honor to serve as your interim president, and I look forward to our continuing efforts to improve the university in the time remaining to me."
The president's breakfast is the traditional start to University Days; two days of workshops and meetings held at the beginning of the semester.
New faculty welcomed at Mansfield
MANSFIELD - Eight new full-time, tenure tracked faculty have joined the Mansfield University campus community for the 2012-13 academic year. They are Brian Bridgeforth, psychology; Christopher Cummings, academic and human development; Mary Hicks, health sciences; Yucong Liu, mathematics and computer science; Sarah Redman, biology; Vicky Sax, academic and human development; Kimberly Slusser, academic and human development; and Lee Stocks, geography and geology.