Long-Term Plans to Increase Revenue Discussed at SGA Meeting
BY JINYU WANG
Associate Dean of Faculty David Jones attended Tuesday’s Student Government Association meeting to outline Westminster’s long-term plans to increase revenue.
According to Jones, the biggest — and most important — challenge the college faces is finance. Dr. Akande has been working with Jones and other faculty members to address these challenges.
The plans include building more partnerships with other institutions, expanding the online program and trying online degrees, and going outside the traditional market of 18- to 22-year-olds to provide certifications for adult education.
Jones provided other steps the college will take to become more financially stable, including asking alumni and Callaway companies for sponsorship and for help raising the profile of the college.
“We will try not to cut finances every year,” Jones said.
Westminster Senior Vice President and Dean of Faculty Carolyn Perry also spoke at the SGA meeting. She provided data on professors’ resources, student satisfaction and graduation rates.
Perry said the college has started expanding classes like art, history and performing, which are areas Dr. Akande has wanted to see an increase in. Perry added that faculty evaluations will be conducted every two years.
“Those high qualities can affect academic experience directly,” Perry said.
Zach Stafford, a junior class senator said, “I’m really excited about all the positive changes, and I appreciate what Dr. Akande and other faculty do for us.”
At the meeting, SGA President Molly Dwyer announced that the Vice President and Dean of Enrollment Management will be leaving in November and the new Vice President will come to Westminster from Florida.
Additionally, applications are now being accepted for CAB chairs. If interested, please submit applications to Julie Cook by Friday, Nov. 13.