Inauguration Symposium to Address What Makes a University Great

Chancellor_Inauguration_Day_logoAs part of the inauguration festivities on Friday, April 11, Chancellor Kent Syverud has invited a distinguished and diverse panel of SU experts to participate in a thoughtful conversation about “Great Universities in the Next 25 Years.” The symposium will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Rose and Jules R. Setnor Auditorium at Crouse College.

The event is open to the entire campus community.

Participants will be asked to address a range of topics of interest to universities now and in the future. Among the topics will be the following: How the research environment might change and improve over time; the integration of athletics and academics; service to the military community; technological changes and teaching innovations; how campuses of the future might be designed; and others.

Audience members will be able to participate in the discussion and ask questions of the experts. College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean Ann Clarke will moderate the discussion.

Participating in the discussion are:

Jim Boeheim, SU Men’s Basketball Head Coach

Shiu-Kai Chin, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering and Computer Science

Marcelle Haddix, Assistant Professor and Director of English Education Programs, School of Education

J. Michael Haynie, Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship, Martin J. Whitman School of Management and Executive Director, Institute for Veterans and Military Families

Cathryn Newton, Professor of Interdisciplinary Sciences and Dean Emerita, The College of Arts and Sciences

Dan Pacheco, Peter A. Horvitz Endowed Chair in Journalism Innovation, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

George Saunders, Professor of English, The College of Arts and Sciences

Michael Speaks, Dean, School of Architecture