President Glassman to give State of the University speech Thursday afternoon

Staff Report

University President David Glassman is giving his State of the University speech Thursday at 3:30 p.m. via a livestream.

The video can be found on the Office of the President section of Eastern’s website.

The address will be recorded and a transcript of the speech will be available following the livestream.

The speech is done annually to address the various happenings around campus from the past year.

This year Glassman is expected to address Eastern’s repsonse to the COVID-19 pandemic and future plans for the semester and year regarding the pandemic as well as the financial stare of the university.

The previous address had an emphasis on Eastern’s finances, Vitalization Plan and the enrollment management team’s plan that consisted of 84 action items before the COVID-19 pandemic changed the team’s focus.

Last year the university welcomed over 30 new fulltime and partime employees as well as:

-Ken Wetstein – Vice President of University Advancement

-Ozlem Ersin – Dean of the College of Health and Human Services

-Austin Cheney – Dean of the Lumpkin College of Business and Technology

-Jason Hood – Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs.

This year the university introduced two new deans:

-Laretta Henderson, College of Education

-Barbara Bonnekessen, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Glassman is expected to formally introduce them to the campus community.


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