President Powers holds town hall meeting Feb. 2

Dear students, faculty and staff members:

You may have questions about the issues confronting the university today. I invite you to a university-wide town hall meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 2, from 4-6 p.m. in the Avaya Auditorium, room 2.302, in the ACES Building.

Among the important issues we are facing are:

  • Budget reallocations in the colleges and units.
  • The tuition increase proposal for 2010-11 and 2011-12 from the Tuition Policy Advisory Committee.
  • A request from the governor for a prioritized plan for a 5 percent budget reduction in state general revenue funds for the current biennium.

If you have questions or comments about these or other issues, join me and other members of the university community at this meeting, which is open to the public. We will also broadcast streaming video of the meeting on the Multimedia page of the Office of the President Web site.

I'll also continue to address issues such as these in Tower Talk, my blog about the life of the university.

I look forward to seeing you.