The student assembly was called to order at 6:30 pm, on Tuesday, Sept. 11. The new business section was opened by the introduction of or new provost Dr. Nancy Fey-Yensan.. Interim President Dr. Melinda Treadwell updated the assembly on where they are as a campus. She was happy to report that they finished FY18 on budget. She said that they have a balanced budget for FY19 including some payroll increases and commitment for some investments. She informed the assembly that there was a 7% increase of students’ admittance despite a rigid application process.
According to Interim President Treadwell, KSC has not lost any students this year since the opening. In fact, three students were gained and typically Keene State loses 19 students by this time of year. She said it is a huge statement for Keene State. She talked about reinvestment in infrastructures and student organizations. However, she says the total enrollment will be low because a large class graduated. President Treadwell said we should expect listening sessions and feedback forms for the things that matter to students in the near future as a part of strategic plans with capital fund investments. She has asked students to help her.
Furthermore, Provost Fey-Yensan talked about Keene State going to two-schools model from three-schools model to create synergy between academic programs.
Director of Campus Safety and Compliance, Jeff Maher talked about how the current shuttle is not a cost effective (or perhaps even necessary) service for the College to be paying for. He said the sum of money spent could be reallocated to provide better services to students.