The University of Wyoming brought a group of their new faculty accompanied by President Dick McGinity, Vice President for Student Affairs Sara Axelson, and Vice president for Government and Community Affairs, Chris Boswell to campus on October 3rd. Vice President Kitchen gave them a campus tour and we hosted a luncheon for them attended by our faculty members in the lobby of the Science Math Building. UW hosted a dinner that evening held in the Yellowstone Building for legislators and Powell community leaders. I am pleased with President McGinity’s commitment to address transfer and articulation issues.
I had the opportunity to serve as a panelist at the 4th Annual Summit on Community Colleges on October 9, 2014, in Laramie, WY. The panel focused on defining student success. Other panelists included an industry representative, a student, a Wyoming Community College Commissioner and a legislator. (SP1.1) One of the keynote speakers at the Summit was Kay McClenney, former Executive Director of the Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE). I worked for her as a research assistant in the Center when I was a graduate student at UT Austin.
I was honored to be the keynote speaker at the regional Soropitmist meeting on Sunday, September 28. I spoke to their theme, “Leading from the Heart.”