Provost Gates for President
The University Advisory Committee (UAC) is currently conducting the Board of Regents' Presidential Search at WCSU. We, the Western Connecticut State University community, formally ask that Dr. Jane McBride Gates, the current Provost and V.P. of Academic Affairs, be considered as the fourth candidate in the search. She has worked hard as the chief academic administrator at Western Connecticut State University and has carried out her responsibilities for all aspects of the academic mission, from meeting new students and helping them integrate into the WCSU community to the administrative businesses of the schools and other units that are central to the academic enterprise to the best of her abilities and beyond. Dr. Gates not only listens to the students and invites them into the WCSU community wholeheartedly, but also takes the time to know the students, the faculty, and the staff on campus as individuals. She is already familiar with our campus and is updated on all of the dynamics between our different Schools and Departments, so she would be an ideal choice for the future of Western. Please sign this petition in support of Provost Gates for our next WCSU President!