University of Windsor Students Discuss Hopes for New President

With recent news of the University of Windsor’s president Dr. Alan Wildeman stepping down in June 2018, change is on everyone’s mind, including the students at the university.  Dr. Wildeman has served as the university president since 2008. Wildeman was originally appointed for a six year term in 2008 and had his appointment renewed for another six years in 2012. There has been no word on Wildeman’s plans after he leaves the university.

Dr. Wildeman’s impending departure highlights the change the university is going through, with the music program moving downtown and there being an addition to Essex hall, a new president will only be one of the many changes coming to Windsor.  University of Windsor students were asked what they would like the new president to focus on going forward.

Adam McDonald, a first year criminology student spoke about the deteriorating relationships between faculties and hopes a new president may ease tensions.

Among the concerns raised, business student Adam Burger talked about the school spirit on campus, or lack thereof, imploring the next president to improve the school spirit and athletic teams at the University.

One of the topics that were discussed was the condition of residence buildings. MacDonald Hall resident Jason Rakowicz spoke about the condition of residence buildings such as his and how the condition of the buildings don’t do much to put Windsor above many other Universities.

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