Ohio Department of Education Chancellor Randy Gardner made a scheduled stop in New Concord this week to tour campus and to learn more about key institutional initiatives. Chancellor Gardner kicked off the visit with a stop in President Sue Hasseler’s office where they discussed a bit of the University’s history and its impact on the region.
The pair then made their way to Smith Library to meet with the inaugural group of John and Annie Glenn Public Service Fellows, a four-year experience designed to transform student participants into active citizens and public servants. The group of six students was joined by Provost Dr. Nancy Evangelista and Assistant Professor of Education Keith Eberly for a lively discussion about the program, students’ backgrounds, and various campus and community activities in which the group is currently involved.
During the visit, Chancellor Gardner and Muskingum University reps also discussed:
- The success, growth, and job placement rate of the University’s Nursing program
- Implementation of the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) bridge program/lab, and how it serves the needs of the region
- Choose Ohio First/Science Division Scholarships
- And the overall affordability of the University.
To close the visit, President Hasseler and Chancellor Gardner took a quick tour to view some of Muskingum’s athletic facilities, among other key locations and buildings around campus.
Thanks to Chancellor Gardner and his team for taking time out of his hectic schedule for the productive visit!