Student Life gets new home
The office and spaces for student life are re-purposing the floral lab and retail space. The new space will provide office space as well as storage and workspace for student groups. Big thanks to facilities for helping get things broken down and moved. Kelly and Jordan are getting the space ready so that students have new workspace in spring semester.
We have completed our Strategic Plan. I want to thank our steering committee and Brian Raison for his leadership. The plan was provided through email by Jeanne Semilia with the All ATI meeting agenda last week. If you have questions or have lost that email, please let us know
For the past several years, I have worked to determine how to best structure our academic divisions. After reviewing some of the immersive learning teams discussions, strategic planning process, and service needs for the institution, I felt that the best configuration where synergies exist was to group the engineering technology and crops group with the horticulture team, making a new division called Plant Sciences and Engineering Technologies. Jon Witter is serving as division chair. By moving those disciplines, our animal science colleagues have suggested the name of Animal Sciences and Technologies, chaired by Royce Thornton. Arts, Science, and Business remains the same with Jon Flad as division chair.