Spring 2017 Town Hall

If attendance and audience engagement are reliable metrics, then the 2nd DSC Town Hall on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 was a great success. A crowd of more than 300 Danforth staff filled the Clark-Fox Forum in Hillman Hall to learn about a number of important topics/initiatives, including

  • The Office of the Staff Ombuds
  • The ambitious East End construction project and its impact on parking
  • New developments in Human Resources policies and procedures.

The event was moderated by DSC Chair Trevor Bilhorn and DSC Co-Chair Betha Whitlow. Speakers included Jessica Kuchta-Miller (Staff Ombuds); Legail Chandler (Vice Chancellor for Human Resources); James Kolker (University Architect & Assoc. Vice Chancellor, Facilities Planning-Capital Projects & Records); Ellen Rostand (Assistant Vice-Chancellor, Public Affairs); and Tara Bone (former Assistant Vice Chancellor for Operations).

 Many questions were answered during a lively Q & A session following the presentations, and the DSC is currently hard at work on collecting responses to additional questions and will share them on the DSC website this summer.

Also, please mark your calendars for the DSC Fall 2017 Town Hall, which will be held on October 17, 2017. As always, we would like this town hall to reflect interests on the Danforth Campus staff. To that end, stay tuned for a mid-summer survey that will allow us to better gauge your needs and concerns!