President’s Press: paid for by WSGA

Garrett Love

Hello Washburn,

I hope everything is going well now that the semester is in full swing. As I was sitting in my Leadership 100 class earlier this week, I started thinking a lot about the “defining moments” or “crucibles” that I have had in my life. These are times in my life that have always had a substantial impact on me, but that I have not thought much about. They are experiences that have played a defining role in who I am and the direction I have gone. I have enjoyed slowing down to reflect on those pivotal times in my life, and I have realized a lot of them occurred during my times at Washburn. Think about that this week, and also know that who you are and who you are going to be may very well stem from decisions you are making right now!

It’s been a big week for Washburn. Strategic Planning is in full swing. I hope you have been voicing your opinions at the various forums across campus during the past several weeks. This is an important time for our university to decide on the direction we are going to be headed for the next 10 years! Let me know at [email protected] if you have any opinions you would like to see taken to the Strategic Planning Committee. Our Ichabod football team had another big win starting the season off 3-0 and ranked 22nd in the nation, and our volleyball girls are now 12-0 and 6th in the nation. Washburn also received the largest financial gift we have EVER received in the amount of $5 million from Washburn alum, Dick Davidson, the former CEO of Union Pacific. Most importantly, the first tests seem to be rolling around, so make sure to stay on top of those studies.

Come out and see our Lady Blues play their first home volleyball games this weekend: Friday @ 7:00 p.m. against a very talented Truman State team, followed by a 2:00 p.m. game Saturday.

I hope you all have a great rest of the week.


Garrett LovePresident, WSGA