Chicago State University officially kicked off the 2013 academic year with the Fall
Convocation Celebration on Tuesday, September 3. The event took place at the Jones
Convocation Center and included speeches from several members of the CSU family.
Dr. Garrard McClendon served as moderator for the affair and kept the crowd engaged
throughout. After a brief video highlighting recent achievements, CSU Senior Christopher
Muldrow introduced President Dr. Wayne D. Watson.
Dr. Watson walked the crowd of CSU faculty, staff and students through the major accomplishments
for the University over the past year, most notably the 10-year accreditation that
CSU received from the Higher Learning Commission. He also outlined the future of CSU
including plans to strengthen enrollment and engaging in more online-based curriculum.
Additional speakers included HLC Steering Committee Co-Chair Dr. Paul Musial who spoke
about steps CSU must take post-accreditation. Dr. Elizabeth Osika outlined the Planning,
Measurement and Effectiveness (PME) initiatives, Dr. Bernard Rowan discussed Shared
Governance and Dr. Leslie Roundtree brought it all together with a speech on what
each of us must to do help improve the CSU "House".
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