In the spring semester, SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley hosted two “Conversations with the President,” a town hall-style forum for students to voice their concerns and opinions.
“These meetings give me the opportunity to see you and address your questions in person,” Stanley said. “There are so many things happening
on campus and now is the time to talk openly about them.”
Nearly 50 students from various backgrounds and organizations asked questions about such topics as green initiatives, campus beautification and construction, parking, the course registration process, the tobacco-free “Oz Quits” program and end-of-semester celebrations.
President Stanley invited students to enjoy the Ozfest activities on the last day of classes. Ozfest is a new spring celebration coordinated by the Student Association and supported by the college. The daylong event attracted thousands and featured a concert with several musical acts, including B.o.B, Mac Miller, Big Sean and Timeflies.
One concern raised by Alex George ’16 was potholes and heaves in the sidewalks and roads around campus.
Associate Vice President for Facilities Services Mitch Fields helped explain that remedial measures are always being put into effect, but Oswego winters are rough on the walking paths and roads.
Almost $900 million in capital construction projects have taken place on campus over the last 15 years, Stanley said.
“We make sure that our projects meet high standards set by our office of sustainability,” she said.
Stanley said she expects to hold two or three meetings with students during the fall semester.
—Tyler Edic ’13
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