I want to once again thank the faculty, staff and students who planned and participated in my inauguration as BSU’s 11th president on Oct. 14. The event was a thrilling honor from start to finish, and I remain very proud to be with you on such a momentous journey. My inaugural theme was “Building Bridges, Transforming Lives,” words that embody for me our mission to serve students and the region.
I can hardly believe we’re past the semester midpoint, but the pace on campus has undeniably quickened as everyone pushes to finish tasks and launch new initiatives before break. The sense of urgency is admirable, but may it never prevent us from embracing each new day and every teachable moment. Our students provide plenty of inspiration, don’t they?
At 5 o’clock this afternoon, I hope you’ll head to Chet Anderson Stadium to cheer our soccer team as they take on St. Cloud State in their first home playoff match since 2010. I’ll be traveling back from an AASCU meeting in Miami but will be with you in spirit. BSU’s volleyball and football teams are at home this weekend, too, and I know they will also welcome your support.
Faith Hensrud, Ed.D.