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RST: Millersville University president John Anderson

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Jul 30, 2013 1:31 PM

What to look for on Radio Smart Talk Wednesday, July 31, 2013:

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Dr. John Anderson -- the new president of Millersville University -- will appear on Wednesday's Radio Smart Talk.

A discussion with the new or outgoing leaders of colleges and universities in Central Pennsylvania is a Radio Smart Talk staple.  It gives the region an opportunity to learn more about the new leader's vision for the school, address current issues related to higher education, and describe the college's place in its local community.  Most colleges or universities are viewed as anchor institutions and see themselves as having a responsibility to give back and help their communities grow.

We'll also ask Dr. Anderson about his views on college affordability and preparing students for today's job market.

Millersville was at the center of a controversy two months ago when a number of students protested Gov. Tom Corbett's appearance as the university's commencement speaker.  The protestors were critical of cuts made to education funding during the Corbett Administration's time in office.  Dr. Anderson will address the issue.

Dr. Anderson's appointment began last April so he's had a few months to observe and plan for the campus, that has more than 8,400 students.

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Millersville President Dr. John Anderson

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Comments: 5

  • mattmusser2000 img 2013-08-02 07:39

    I am sick and tired of post high school educators saying there is a demand for science graduates. That is simply not true. As a recent graduate with a neuroscience degree from a liberal arts college the only work that I can find in the private sector is a biological technician position. These jobs only offer approximately $25,000 annually with the average 4 year college graduation debt tallying up to $40,000. This leads a to lifestyle that is virtually impossible to lead independently. With a 25% unemployment rate as a recent graduate and 50% underemployment most of my peers are going onto graduate school, because they cannot pay their loans with a job they can receive if they can even get a job in the first place. The market is currently flooded with science majors, but there are no jobs for us that lead to an independent and welfare free life style. Stop fooling adolescents into this job market and falsely stating that their is a demand for these types of degrees.

    • dose of reality img 2013-08-06 09:03

      Maybe a bachelors degree no longer satisfies employers in your choice of fields. That major screams for an advanced degree - I don't know but it just does to me.

  • Meldrum img 2015-04-24 06:43

    President is coming for smart radio talk then what else is needed. This was the best opportunity to grab and make them know about the problems or any issues being payed there. I work with essay tigers review and i really appreciate this attempt especially about the vision for school.

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