On the eve of President Bennett’s inaugural events, I think today’s faculty-staff open forum at the Gulf Park campus – hosted by the Academic Deans Leadership Team (ADLT) and skillfully facilitated by College of Business Dean Gilbert – showed excellent progress toward implementing the president’s decision to reorganize intercampus relationships.
Today’s focus was on reviewing currently available programs and identifying real and potential growth opportunities. The broader context, however, concerns cultivating trust, “building bridges” to a full realization of the “one university” ideal. This will take time, as well as a firm adherence of everyone to the ADLT values of transparency, communication, and accountability. But we most definitely have traction.