Well, good luck to you, sir: SUNY-Albany has just created a new position - the Vice President for Student Sucess. Now that sounds like a cushy position, especially since the salary is 185 large. But before you consider applying, note this aspect of the job description:
they we the taxpayers are going to pay Mr. Anderson to do it. But you got to believe he's going to be earning that cash, especially if he manages to show some improvements.
Building a successful college career isn't just about grades -- it's about becoming part of a community, University at Albany officials say.Good lord, that's not my idea of fun. I mean, I hope James Anderson - the man hired for the job - spent some time downtown on a Friday night before he signed up for the gig. He might just be in for a rude awakeing, especially since he is making statements like this:
So on Monday, the school announced plans to turn its student affairs department into a division that covers both academics and town-gown relations.
UAlbany, he said, is just two or three years away from reaching the "national limelight."Anderson talked of finding ways for classroom learning to stretch off campus.Those are some pretty lofty goals. Then again, maybe by "national limelight" he means getting back that top national party-school status that they just recently lost. And perhaps "stretching the learning" has to do with teaching students not to leave trash everywhere. Don't get me wrong, I'd take the job for the cool 185 large