by Colleen Pope Lemza, SUNY University Faculty Senate Communications Committee
Plattsburgh, NY – SUNY Plattsburgh was UFS President Keith Landa’s October 26 stop on his listening tour. Conversations surrounded shared governance and how to re-engage students in a post-pandemic world with SUNY Plattsburgh chairs and senate leadership.
“Keith’s visit has opened fruitful discussions about pertinent topics facing our campus and all of SUNY today,” said Ray Carmen, Faculty Senate Chair. “Shared governance is key to understanding how to return our campuses to the vibrant places we all want to see again,” he added.
The other major issue is getting students back to their former level of engagement. “Students are back but they aren’t engaged like they once were. We’re seeing that everywhere,” Landa stated. “We need to help them re-socialize and encourage them to re-engage in extracurricular activities again,” Landa stated.
“We appreciate his visit and his candid conversation showed us our campus isn’t alone,” Del Hart, chair of the computer science department added.
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