Monday, March 12, 2007

Father Knows Best: The Student-Centered University

Here is how things were done at Penn State in 1995.

...[T]he search for the next student trustee begins today. This position is open to any Penn State student at any campus.

Also, applicants can be from any level of semester standing -- from freshmen to graduate students -- but they must be able to serve in the position for at least one full year. Ideally, a student would be able to serve for two or more years in the position, but this is not required.

Applications are available at the HUB information desk beginning today, and they must be turned in to the HUB information desk by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12. After that, a committee of five students will review the applications to determine which students will be interviewed for the position. Interviews will be conducted during the week of April 17 in order to determine the three to five finalists whose names will be sent to Harrisburg for final review. I encourage any student who has a great love for Penn State and a desire to see it continue to improve to apply for the student trustee position.

Here is how they were done a decade latter after Spanier transformed the school into a "student-centered university".

Two-term Undergraduate Student Government President Galen Foulke was very quietly appointed this summer to the Penn State Board of Trustees, a body that, by definition, works in the interest of the university and its administration.

Now isn't that better?

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