Moderators Announced for Upcoming Invest Syracuse Campus Engagement Sessions
Beginning next week, Syracuse University will host three campus engagement sessions, the focus of which will be Invest Syracuse: Advancing Academic Excellence and the Student Experience. The $100 million initiative aims to provide all students with a distinctive, world-class learning experience that prepares them for professional and personal success.
Today, the University announced the three members of the campus community who will moderate each engagement session. They are:
- Cathryn Newton, special advisor to the Chancellor and Provost for Faculty Engagement, dean emerita of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of Earth sciences and interdisciplinary sciences;
- Ramesh Raina, professor and chair of the Department of Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences and chair, University Senate Agenda Committee; and
- James Franco ’18, president of the Student Association.
Newton will moderate the Sept. 5 event, while Raina and Franco will moderate the Sept. 20 and Oct. 3 events, respectively.
The engagement sessions will feature the senior leaders charged with collaborating with the appropriate constituency groups to bring to life the ambitious goals articulated in Invest Syracuse. These sessions will be facilitated panel discussions and will include Michele G. Wheatly, vice chancellor and provost; Amir Rahnamay-Azar, senior vice president and chief financial officer; Dolan Evanovich, senior vice president for enrollment and the student experience; and Matt Ter Molen, senior vice president and chief advancement officer.
Newton, Raina and Franco will moderate a panel discussion, which will provide an overview of Invest Syracuse while also addressing frequently asked questions. The moderators will then open the sessions up to audience input and questions.
Community members interested in participating are invited to attend one or more of the following forums. The events, all of which will be held in Goldstein Auditorium in the Schine Student Center, will be held on the following dates:
- Tuesday, Sept. 5
- Wednesday, Sept. 20
- Tuesday, Oct. 3
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be available for each event. If you have requests for accessibility and accommodations, please contact the Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services (EOIRS) office at 315.443.4018.
To learn more about Invest Syracuse, please visit http://InvestSyracuse.syr.edu.