Popular conversations between president
and students continuing next semester
President Dr. Shelby Thames of The University of Southern Mississippi
will continue spending one Tuesday of every month during the spring
semester listening and talking with students in their own environment.
Continuing his popular "Tuesday's at 2 with Thames," which
began this fall, Dr. Thames will spend one-on-one time with students
at Seymour's Grill fielding questions, listening to student issues
and talking about opportunities at Southern Miss.
our students will continue to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity,"
said Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Joe Paul.
The first "Tuesday
at 2 with Thames" for the spring semester will be held from
2-3 p.m. Jan. 13. The Tuesday dates for the rest of the semester
will be Feb. 10, March 9, April 13 and May 11.
came about after Student Body President Jared Loftus talked with
Dr. Thames about finding a way to bring him into the students' territory.
"I wanted other students to feel comfortable interacting with
Dr. Thames, and I thought it would be received better if he came
to them rather than them making an appointment to come to his office,"
Loftus said. "Some students can be intimidated in that setting,
and I want students to get to know Dr. Thames like I do."
said: "Our students are the No. 1 reason we're here. I need
their input so that we make decisions in their best interest. To
do that, we need to talk to them about their concerns, answer their
questions and listen to their needs."
about this opportunity," he added. "Our students should
be focused on academics rather than making an appointment to meet
with me. This makes it easy for them."