President’s Fireside Chats

The President’s Fireside Chats are back to help answer students’ concerns. For the Fall Quarter the Fireside Chats are September 26, October 24, and November 7 from noon to one. On September 26th the fireside chat will be held in the Student Union Lounge where students can drop by to enjoy pizza and bring up questions they may have.

Last fall quarter the idea of the president addressing student’s concerns came about by former student Michael McCarthy and the Vice president for Student Affairs office which allowed students to have the opportunity of a more informed conversation to coexist.

If you have attended the President’s Fireside Chats then you will notice the change in location to be more student oriented and food is available for students to enjoy. Everyone is welcomed to attend the Fireside Chats where President Horace Mitchell, Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Thomas Wallace and administrators will be made accessible to students.

Emily Poole, Assistant Director of Student Union Incorporated says, “This is a great opportunity to meet with campus leaders and be able to ask questions and discuss opportunities.” Issues that students are interested in are the budget, accessibility of campus resources and various others. If you want to be heard about your concerns regarding CSU Bakersfield then come out and share your thoughts; other students may have the same question.

Each fireside chat will have a focus, on September 26th it will be “Quality of Student Experience” where it will be more in regards to how students feel the campus can be improved and what they feel could be improved upon. On October 24th, the attention will be set on “Living the University Life” which is aimed towards residential students to bring up their concerns and will be conveniently located at the University Grill. For November 7th located in the Icardo Room the concentration will be on “Student Athletes and the University” which is centered around student athletes’ concerns but all chats are invited to the CSUB community to come out and become more involved with the campus and allowing your opinion to be heard.

Become informed, get involved and make a difference on what matters to you.

Lizet Vazquez – Public Affairs Intern

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