Incoming students introduced to campus life and new president


TUSKEGEE, Ala. (June 19, 2014) —The second summer informational session for new students was a day of many firsts. Today, new and prospective students as well as their families got a look at their future with the university. They also were introduced to the newest addition to the university community- Tuskegee University president, Dr. Brian L. Johnson. 

Johnson at informational.
In his first address to future students, Tuskegee’s seventh president outlined his belief that the university should be committed to being a student-centered institution. In University Chapel, Johnson shared his own experience as an incoming college freshman and how important it was for him to feel comfortable. He assured the parents in the audience that Tuskegee will be the right environment for their children. 

“This is a university that will welcome your students, that will take care of your students, that will nurture your students,” Johnson said. “And, will put your students first.”

Johnson said that being a student-centered institution hinges on three elements: student success, student engagement, and parent-student satisfaction. He said it is important to encourage students to be successful on all levels. He also told the students that he would be involved and visible on campus during various events such as town halls and Student Government Association meetings. Johnson’s business cards were also distributed to the students in the audience.

“We are a family at Tuskegee University and there will not be an absentee father in the form of a president, ” Johnson said. 

He also encouraged the students to strive for the best and to never be satisfied with low GPAs or lackluster engagement in the campus community.

“We will always have work to do at this institution; we will always press to go higher and further,” Johnson said. 

Incoming freshmen introducing themselves.

Informational student listening.

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