Marking the start of the Fall 2014 semester, the Medical Education Campus (MEC) faculty and staff gathered on August 19 for the traditional “Welcome Back” event. The theme this year was “Moving Forward.” After opening remarks and presentation of campus recognition awards, Campus Council Chair Mary Moseley introduced President Robert G. Templin, Jr.
Templin provided an update on the College, region and the Commonwealth. He charged new MEC Provost Anne Loochtan, faculty and staff to reposition the MEC in a sustainable way. MEC can move forward to greatness by teaming up with community partners, creating new opportunities and thinking about the possibility of delivering classes and specialized programs through distance education and shared services distance learning.
He also encouraged faculty and staff to find new and effective ways to work together, form partnerships, join with other campuses and come up with innovative ideas for collaborations geared toward high volume and low cost.
Templin literally and figuratively passed the baton to Loochtan. She took the opportunity to give background information about herself and echoed Templin’s expectations for MEC.