The first of four ISU presidential candidates to visit campus says many of her accomplishments are due to her emphasis on collaboration. Karla Hughes, currently the provost at Morehead State University in Kentucky, spoke at an open campus forum and described her role in efforts to redesign Morehead's general education curriculum within 2-3 years. She says one of her guiding principles is to build consensus.
"If we work together, create and share a common vision, openly communicate, learn to appreciate what we each bring to the table, and maintain a sense of humor, we can accomplish anything."
Hughes says ISU's emphasis on undergraduate student research, shared governance, community service, teaching, and faculty scholarship matches her skill set. She says since ISU isn't scrambling to add students, she would practice her philsophy of higher education she says focuses on students. Wednesday current Murray State University President Randy Dunn appears on campus. Friday, Tim Flanagan, President of Framingham State University in Massachusetts will be at ISU, with the university's current Vice President for Student Affairs Larry Dietz wrapping up candidate visits Monday. ISU is looking for a successor to the retiring Al Bowman.
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