Dr. Britton’s convocation speech addresses faculty concerns


Dennis Gosnell

Assistant Editor

Dr. Britton’s convocation speech addresses faculty concerns

08172012 12:46 p.m.

As this new school year starts, and new students wander throughout the campus, one person’s long career will come to an end.  The beginning of this semester marks the 40th year of Dr. Terry Britton’s educational career. It however, will also be his last.

 

When is the right time to retire?

“When a friend asked when I’d know it was time to retire I said, ‘One of these days, I will arrive at the campus, step out of the truck, and know the time has come for me to retire,’” Britton said during his bi-annual convocation address to the faculty.

In 2006, Britton became the president of Rose State College, and has held that position for the last six years.  Like any establishment the college has seen its ups and downs, its trials and tribulations, seen many students go on to graduate and obtain careers in their field of study.

 

Life is full of good and bad

For good or bad, Britton has led our school through difficult times and helped to enable the school to keep its head above water. “It’s a mixed bag, how well we’ve done these last six years,” he said.

During Dr. Britton’s address, he talked about issues the school is facing, and also points of concern the faculty had expressed in the first ever Leadership Assessment Survey. Some of these concerns were focused on faculty employment issues, enrollment issues, technical issues, and degree program issues.

 

Reaching out to the community through communication

He also spoke on ways in which to utilize the Communications Center. “Anyone who has been to the communications center on weekends in the spring knows that six months out of the year it is filled with dancers,” Britton said. The Communications Center is known throughout the community for its dance recitals. There is however, a lot more going on in the building than just dance.

Article will be updated as more information is gathered.

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