At this year's University Meeting on Aug. 25, Eastern President Elsa Núñez said that Eastern was continuing to stand tall in the face of difficult times. Citing many world challenges, including unemployment in America, Núñez announced that "for the first time in 20 years, Eastern has modest reserves, which shows the University is a mature and well-run institution!" She also said Eastern had been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a "Great College to Work For" the third year in a row; the Princeton Review again recognized Eastern as one of the Northeast's Best Colleges; NEASC re-accreditated the University; USA Today cited Eastern's service to community as being among the best in the country; Eastern was admitted into the New Leadership Alliance for Student Learning and Accountability; and a new corporate-sponsored, onsite internship center in Winthrop Hall will pay students to perform information technology services. Núñez thanked Eastern employees for working together to help the University produce a balanced budget for this fiscal year.
During the University Meeting, the University announced several new hires, recognized retirees, and honored those with 10-, 20- and 25-years of service. In photo above, retiring English Professor Marcia McGowan (center) is congratulated by Executive Vice President Michael Pernal and President Elsa Núñez. The list of hires can be found here: University Meeting Recognition.pdf and the photos of honorees can be found here: Photos.pdf.