Dr. Carlo Montemagno delivered his first State of The University Address on Tuesday September 26th, 2017, at Shryock Auditorium.
He outlined a plan to save the university $2.3 million in administrative costs by restructuring - and says he wants this new operating model to be in place on July 1st 2018.
While light on specifics, Montemagno did mention the possibility of creating a new College of Health and Human Services, using resources which he says are currently spread across four separate colleges. The Chancellor also said he would like to see a new College of Agriculture and Life Sciences which would include a School of Sustainability and Earth Sciences.
The units which currently comprise the University College will be immediately restructured with some remaining in Academic Affairs, and others reporting to Student Affairs.
Montemagno also says effective immediately academic advisement will be centralized and will report to the Office of the Associate Provost for Academic Programs.
Other highlights from his address include the re-opening of the University Museum on January 1st, 2018, and a plan to ask the Board of Trustees to approve a pay raise for those at the Carbondale Campus, at the Board’s April meeting.