President Bob Iuliano encourages employees to participate in upcoming engagement opportunities and to submit ideas for addressing budgetary issues.
November 17, 2021
Thank you for joining me for the town hall discussion last Thursday. As I noted, every generation serves as stewards of this venerable institution for future Gettysburgians, and every generation has its own unique opportunities to pursue and challenges to confront. It is now our turn to focus on the opportunities and challenges before us. I have no doubt that our work together will continue to strengthen Gettysburg College, just as those who came before us have done.
Our town hall served as one of several opportunities for our community to rally around this important set of budgetary issues. I would encourage you to lend your voice to this process by submitting your ideas to our Budget Suggestion Form and by participating, as appropriate, in the engagement opportunities below.
Engagement Opportunities: This Week
- November 18 at 1 p.m.: Administrator and Support Staff Meeting in the College Union Building Ballroom; a Zoom option is available. The meeting will be a follow up to the town hall. There will not be a formal presentation; rather, it is an opportunity to come together with senior leadership to offer suggestions for alternative revenue, things we can stop doing, and ways we can be more efficient. Given the limited time for Q&A at the town hall, the meeting will also provide the forum for administrators and support staff to ask questions. As a reminder, you can submit questions, concerns, and ideas using the Budget Suggestion Form that you would like to have addressed during this meeting. There will also be note cards available at the meeting to anonymously submit ideas as well.
- November 18 at 4 p.m.: Faculty Meeting in the College Union Building Ballroom; a Zoom option is available. The Faculty Council set an agenda reflecting on the town hall and strategic planning process. There will not be a formal presentation. Instead, the meeting will serve as an opportunity to hear feedback and share ideas.
View the College’s other engagement opportunities on the President’s Office website.
Ongoing Engagement Opportunities
As mentioned above, please submit your ideas via the Budget Suggestion Form on the President’s Office website. The recommendations proposed will be reviewed by the President’s Council on a weekly basis. Staff and administrators can also reach out to members of the Administrative Advisory Council (AAC) or the Support Staff Council (SSC) as another channel to offer suggestions and ideas to be relayed to senior leadership.
The presentation slides from the October 21 faculty meeting, the October 28 administrator and support staff meeting, and the November 11 town hall meeting are available for any employee to review. We ask that you please make an appointment to review the slides by contacting Pam Eisenhart.
As we know, higher education is changing in dramatic ways. Adapting to these changes will be difficult and require each of us to think in new and creative ways. Still, Gettysburg College is a community with a long record of adaptation and meeting the challenges of its time with clear eyes and an ambitious spirit. I know we will do so again.