An Inaugural Celebration: Q&A with President Driscoll at Six O’Clock Series

Posted on 4/17/2013 3:10:38 PM

IUP is celebrating the inauguration of Dr. Michael Driscoll as the 26th university president. Although he began his tenure on July 1, 2012, the official university inauguration takes place on April 26, 2013. In celebration of this historic event, President Driscoll plans to meet with IUP students for an open question-and-answer session intended to focus on how the university president affects the lives of IUP students.

Driscoll will be entertaining live questions from the April 22 Six O’Clock Series audience. Guests are encouraged to attend with ideas of topics and issues to ask about. In preparation, here are several categories and examples:

  • Personal issues: Get to know President Driscoll by asking about his family, where he attended college, his favorite thing about IUP, or the kind of music he prefers.
  • Academics at IUP: “Why couldn’t I schedule the class I needed this semester?” “What are the academic strengths of IUP?” “Are there majors that should be added or removed from the university?”
  • Campus life, athletics, recognized student organizations: “Do you think IUP will ever be a Division I school?” “How would you increase student involvement on campus?” “What is your opinion of Greek Life at IUP?”
  • Budget: “How does IUP continue to grow during budget cuts?” “Are there departments/programs/majors that might be cut?”
  • Changes and improvements at IUP: “When will Weyandt Hall be rebuilt?” “Why isn’t there more recycling across campus?” “Will there really be a campus hotel?”
  • Office of the President: “What does the president do all day?” “Who supervises the president?”

Submit your questions for President Driscoll via e-mail to Gina Sereti, Six O’Clock Series coordinator, at is no limit to the number of questions that may be asked. Driscoll will respond to as many as time permits beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 22, in the HUB Ohio Room. All members of the IUP community are welcome to attend.