What would you ask the University’s top administrators if they gave you their undivided attention for 30 minutes? Would you inquire about tuition? Maybe why the change in parking? Or, would you probe into the trajectory of the University?
This opportunity to cajole Interim President Rich Kendell and Provost Bradley Cook is being hosted by the Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics & Public Service and Southern Utah University Student Association.
The event, according to Center Executive Director Eric Kirby, is a mix between the weekly Pizza & Politics and national State of the Union.
“This is a chance for all students, faculty and staff to hear straight from University top administrators about the current route the institution is on,” said Kirby. “On top of a presentation by President Kendell and Provost Cook, attendees will also be able to ask their own questions.”
The forum will begin with short addresses from President Kendell and Provost Cook for a combined time of 10 minutes. Following their comments, both will then give the microphone to the crowd and allow questions ranging from tuition to parking and even athletics for 30 minutes.
Kirby added on the importance of hosting this event, “Each student and employee on this campus has concerns and many times we don’t realize that there are similar concerns and questions. To come together and realize that you’re not alone in your trepidations is a way to unite with your peers and at the same time get instantaneous answers.”
The forum will begin at noon in the Living Room located in the Sharwan Smith Student Center Wednesday, October 30. Keeping with tradition of Pizza & Politics, the Leavitt Center will serve pizza to all who attends. This event is free and open to the public.