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Antioch College's President Roosevelt to Deliver 'State of the College' Address

Update – 5/18/2011   Download a copy of the Board Meeting agenda. Committee meeting reports will be posted following the meeting.

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio – May 17, 2011 – Antioch College President Mark Roosevelt will deliver a “State of the College” address at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 20, in Herndon Gallery, South Hall, on Antioch’s campus. The public is invited to attend.

The talk will be delivered during the public portion of the May meeting of College trustees and will be streamed live.

College trustees will meet from Friday, May 20, through Sunday, May 22. They will discuss budgets, fund-raising, and the College’s business plan in executive sessions, which are closed to the public.

In his public address, Roosevelt is expected to discuss several recent milestones for the College. These include:

  • Successes in Admission: Thirty-five students will enter the College in the fall as Horace Mann Fellows. Enrollment number exceed the twenty-five projected for the first class.
  • State Licensure to Award Degrees: The Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents has granted Antioch College with provisional authorization for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees through the next review on December 31, 2014.
  • Campus Renovations: Refurbishments to McGregor Hall, the main classroom building, and Birch Hall, the primary student dormitory, are progressing as scheduled, while Pennell House has undergone a complete renovation.

About Antioch College A private, independent nonprofit liberal arts college in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Antioch College will offer a four-year, undergraduate residential experience to a new class of students beginning in the fall of 2011. The College curriculum puts equal emphasis on rigorous liberal arts learning, work (cooperative education), and community engagement. Students will complete individualized majors based on one of 11 concentrations, a language minor, and six full-time work experiences. The institution, originally founded in 1850, is now completely independent of Antioch University, the multi-campus system it created.

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