October 2015

Q&A - November 1, 2015

As news of a tragic accident on the streets of Stillwater spread on the morning of Saturday, October 24, concerned and compassionate people across the state and the country collectively offered a prayer for the victims and those affected by this heartbreaking incident.

Q&A - October 25, 2015

In many ways, OSUIT is similar to a small city with its own roads, infrastructure and buildings. It has stores, restaurants, parks and recreational areas, walking trails and ponds.

It has its own police department, health care clinic, day care center, credit union, laundromat, copy center, greenhouse, carpentry and fabrication shop, post office, fitness center, small engine repair shop, motor pool and gas station. People live on campus and many others work on campus. OSUIT is like a city within a city.

Let me now respond to a couple of questions about land:

Q&A - October 18, 2015

I believe that an organization that fails to plan is an organization that plans to fail. My responsibility as president of OSUIT is to lead this institution into successful endeavors, and I have always chosen to do this proactively—through a strategic planning process using internal input from across the institution and through a master planning process managed by outside experts.

Q&A - October 11, 2015

Negative attitudes are a lot like old wounds. Sometimes, they never fully heal. They just form ugly scars and cause pain. But like old wounds, maybe the opposing perceptions of others can teach us something.

Q&A - October 4, 2015

When you are anticipating something exciting to happen, it is so easy to grow impatient. If you’re like me, you want to see progress happen overnight. I plant grass seed in my lawn and wonder the next day why I still see bare patches.

Intellectually, I know that it takes time, but I still expect to see results right away. The ironic thing is that once my lawn starts to fill in and is growing fast, then I just want it to slow down so I don’t have to mow so often. It is hard to be satisfied with the pace of progress.