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August 25, 2008
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Interim President Carol Cartwright

Interim President Carol Cartwright

Year ahead is time to seize opportunities, shape future: Cartwright

Lest anyone think BGSU might be simply treading water during this transition year, the message from Interim President Carol Cartwright in her Opening Day address was emphatically the opposite. This is a time of great opportunity for the University, she said.

Speaking to a full crowd in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom Friday (Aug. 22), Cartwright reviewed some of the factors that make it imperative that the University continue to move forward—in some cases, quickly. These include the “new relationship we have with the governor, the chancellor and the Ohio Board of Regents,” the search for a new president and the renewed importance of recruitment and retention of students.

“We have a fundamental responsibility to ensure that BGSU does not mark time while looking for a president. I think you will agree that slowing down now would be the wrong approach. The stakes are too high,” she said.

"The issues in higher education are coming fast in Ohio. Expectations for us are changing, and we must be proactive and we must be responsive."
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