Tag: UCM President Roger Best

Ambrose accepts SGA excellence award

Former UCM President Charles Ambrose returned to the university Monday to accept the James C. Kirkpatrick Excellence in Governance award given by the Student Government Association. This annual award is presented to an individual who promotes the public interest, practices good governmental procedures and has shown loyalty to the university. Ambrose left UCM August 2018… Read more »

Best lays foundation for milestones at inauguration

Story by Jason Brown/Managing Editor Video by Kaitlin Brothers/News Editor Students, faculty, alumni and members of the community gathered Thursday afternoon in the Multipurpose Building to witness another milestone in the 148-year history of UCM. The 23-year UCM career of Roger J. Best culminated in his installation as the university’s 16th president. The ceremony represented… Read more »

Best to be inaugurated April 18

It’s not every day the university gets a new president. President Roger Best will be installed as the university’s 16th president at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Multipurpose Building. Best replaced Charles Ambrose Aug. 1 after Ambrose took a job as CEO for KnowledgeWorks in Cincinnati, Ohio. Best served as interim president before… Read more »

Tuition and fees to increase fall 2019

The UCM Board of Governors approved a tuition and fee increase to take effect fall 2019. The 5% increase was approved March 15 at the Board of Governors meeting. Tuition is increasing by $12 for on-campus undergraduate students and $15 for on-campus graduate students, according to a news release. Full-time flat student fees are also… Read more »

Faculty Senate awaits decision on raise request

Faculty at UCM has gone without across-the-board pay increases for nearly three years and the salary compression brought to light by Faculty Senate reports in 2017 continues to exist two years later. Salary compression occurs when there is a lack of variation in employee salaries regardless of experience or skill. UCM faces a situation where… Read more »

Three former UCM students honored

Three students who were expelled nearly 50 years ago were honored with honorary doctorate degrees during the fall 2018 commencement ceremony. The students, Sentwali Aiyetoro (formerly David Walter Brown,) Kenneth Kamau King and Burnele Venable Powell, were expelled in spring 1969 after bringing members of the Black Panther Party to the Student Union. Jeff Murphy,… Read more »

Census reveals UCM enrollment down

The Fall 2018 enrollment census report revealed what many expected: Enrollment at UCM is down markedly from where it was in Fall 2015 and Fall 2016. The report came out in October and was presented to the Board of Governors Oct. 26. The total enrollment is 11,487, the lowest it has been since 2010. The… Read more »