President's Blog

Eighth Blog Entry – National Hispanic and American Heritage Month

September 15 to October 15 is a dedicated timeframe for the recognition of contributions by Hispanic Americans who have influenced and added value to the United States and our society.  Ft. Riley faculty member, Blanca Oviedo, accepted the opportunity to speak to an audience September 18. The influence and impact of our growing Hispanic population is undeniable as Blanca identifies the impact through a blueprint analogy.

Seventh Blog Entry – 50th Celebration Event

The following content represents my comments to the Barton faithful and public guests this past Saturday, September 28.

Students smile with Bart and Miss Kitty at 50th celebration event

Fourth Blog Entry - The Power of Partnerships

In continuing the discussion of how Barton can overcome service restrictions caused by limited funds/resources, this past week I emphasized the power of enrollment and strategies that welcome student enrollments.  The second “leg” in overcoming limited resource challenges is partnership development.

Third Blog Entry – Power of Enrollment

In my previous communication, commentary was funding focused and addressed the constraints of our traditional revenue streams.  These revenue streams are held static by market restrictions, minimizing the local tax burden, and State funding that is held captive by social, political, and economic realities.  Consequently, Barton, as other higher education entities, look to growing the enrollment as a means to providing additional funding and meeting growing expenses.

Second Blog Entry – Funding Realities

With the onset of the fall academic season, great anticipation (and sometimes anxiety) rests with the status of student enrollment.  Education of course has substantial and diverse societal benefits; however, in the realm of financial practicality and availability of resources, we cannot escape the funding dynamics associated with student enrollment and support for student learning.

First Blog Entry - The Barton Culture

The intention of this communication is to serve as a blog of sorts. The goal is to provide up-to-date sharing of information including student focused developments, institutional opportunities/challenges, and employee happenings. To this end, there will be weekly postings keeping you informed from the view of my office.