The Metropolitan met with President Ginny Arthur on Oct. 20 for an hour-long conversation. Arthur discussed the details of the space utilization study, the future of the Midway campus, and the loss of the Black Box Theater as a performance space for Metro State Theater students.
This is the first in a planned monthly series of interviews with President Arthur.
Metro State recently commissioned a ‘Space Utilization Study’ that proposes shifting offices and services around on campus. What should students know about it?
This is about getting things clustered together for students. If you go to one office and it turns out you need another service, it will not be far away. On that same principle, we want to get academic departments clustered together. There’s more synergy when they’re close together and everyone can talk to their colleagues.
You’ve called this a student-centered, student-facing plan — what does that mean exactly?
Sometimes students don’t know all the things that we have available. If they’re looking for one thing, they might discover others. So we really open up the space in a different way. In Founder’s Hall, there’s Counseling Services and student services like the Veterans Center, Women’s and LGBTQ Center. Instead of having them scattered across first and second floor, let’s have them in all one area. I think students don’t go in these offices because they see it as closed off area. Let’s open it up.Read The Full Article