Faculty and Staff Gear Up for an Exciting Spring Semester: Spring Convocation 2024 Published January 19, 2024

Spring Convocation 2024Rose State College faculty and staff ushered in the spirit of a new academic semester with the dynamic Spring Convocation 2024, held on January 18th at the FNB Community Bank Ballroom in the Jeanie Webb Student Union. The event, a platform for inspiration and collaboration, featured an array of distinguished speakers and engaging discussions. 

President Jeanie Webb delivered an inspiring speech that resonated with the theme of grit and determination. Her words set the tone for the upcoming semester, emphasizing the importance of resilience and perseverance in the face of challenges. 

The convocation, expertly facilitated by Tamara Pratt, showcased a thought-provoking panel discussion with four esteemed members. Dr. Whitney Alvis, Dean of Workforce Development, Toni Castillo, Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Travis Hurst, Vice President of Academic Affairs, and Greg Smith, a member of the Rose State College Board of Regents, came together to delve into the upcoming changes and challenges in higher education. 

The panelists addressed a diverse range of topics, providing insights into the evolving landscape of academia. Discussions spanned the integration of innovative teaching methods, adapting to technological advancements, and navigating the ever-changing demands of higher education. Their collective expertise shed light on the strategies and initiatives that Rose State will undertake to ensure a vibrant and forward-thinking learning environment. 

President Webb expressed gratitude for the dedication and hard work of the faculty and staff, acknowledging their pivotal role in shaping the educational experience at RSC. The convocation served as a rallying point, fostering a sense of community and shared commitment among the academic community. 

As the Raider family gears up for the opportunities that the spring semester will bring, the faculty and staff remain committed to academic excellence, innovation, and the holistic development of its students.