Welcoming all employees to the start of the spring 2016 semester, Alfred State President Dr. Skip Sullivan in his Opening Remarks speech Monday encouraged all faculty and staff to “get around to” completing tasks on their “to-do” lists.
Speaking about “bucket” lists, Sullivan urged employees to accomplish all of the things they would like to do before they pass away, whether it’s starting a business, picking up a hobby, or traveling. He also mentioned making a list of professional goals that would benefit not only themselves, but students, programs, and the college as a whole.
Each faculty and staff member was also given a “round TUIT,” a small, circular wooden disk with the word “TUIT” stamped on one side and the Alfred State logo on the other.
“Carry this gift with you to remind you to get around to it,” the president said. “Get around to something that has to do with change.”
Sullivan finished his remarks by reminding everyone that they are Pioneers, not settlers.
“I’m blessed to be your president,” he said. “I pray that even today, you’ll get around to it. Make a difference. Go Pioneers.”
The president also gave an update of Alfred State, mentioning new programs and those in progress; facilities being upgraded or under construction, such as the Advanced Manufacturing Center on the Wellsville campus; updating the college’s Strategic Plan; accomplishments; goals, or “scary stuff”; and equipment requests that have been approved.