Completing his first year of tenure at the College, President Richard L. Jackson undertakes a review and presents the strategic objectives for the future of the School. In an interview granted to October’s issue of “ERMIS,” he highlights the key changes that took place during academic year 2017 – 2018 which will continue over time.
Among other things, he explains the reasons for the organizational restructuring of the School and the need to establish a single identity that is recognizable to all. He also stresses the need for more disclosure and for communication of the School’s significant accomplishments. He comments, “We have to stop being afraid of our shadow, we need to be more open and transparent both in sharing the achievements of our faculty and students, as well as the progress made towards change and improvement.”
One of the milestones of the past year is the agreement reached between the two School Boards (the HAEF Board of Directors and the New York Board of Trustees) that took place during a joint meeting, held on June 25th on the Psychico campus, after a long lapse of time. “I am proud of having facilitated this historic rapprochement between the two Boards who are now working together toward the School’s best interest,” emphasizes Mr. Jackson.
Addressing the roughly 14,000 College alumni, he states that he is always ready receive them and to have them share with him their experiences and ideas regarding the future of the School. As he notes, “The alumni are the face of the School, and their success and willingness to talk about the College’s influence is one of the reasons we have such a strong reputation.”
Mr. Jackson’s full interview to Eleni Anagnostopoulou (′10) will be published in issue 64 of “Ermis” and will be posted online at www.saka.gr