Archives for April 2015

SGA failed the student body – again

This year’s Student Government election was without a doubt a mess. I’m not going to lay blame at any one person’s feet—that was handled at the Student Government Association election board hearing—but I will say the election as a whole was unprofessional, from cheating allegations to social media … [Read more...]

Administrators consider outsourcing maintenance jobs

To combat the university's ongoing budget woes, administrators revealed this week that they are in negotiations with SSC Service Solutions to outsource the school's facility services, including custodial, groundskeeping and central plant crews. If approved, the move would affect 94 staff members … [Read more...]

Fine arts custodian one of 94 staff members whose jobs could be outsourced

Throughout the C-wing of the Fain Fine Arts Center, Robert Entrekin, facilities services custodian, can be seen up and down the halls, maintaining the building. He rides a motorcycle as often as he can get, and once the weather settles, he'll be on it again. He watches golf for leisure and spends … [Read more...]

Board names Shipley as next president

The nine voting members of the Board of Regents made history when, after a 10-month search, they named Suzanne Shipley as the first woman and 11th MSU president. Rogers spent his whole career at MSU, meaning that when he took office everyone already had an idea who he was. Growing up in the Texas … [Read more...]

Board follows formula to hire successor

The Board of Regents members took six steps to hire the next MSU president. Step One: Announcement The former president must announce retirement. Jesse Rogers, president of MSU and long-time member of the school, is retiring this year. His final days as president of the University will be Aug. 8 … [Read more...]

Rogers’ office staff describe life working with university president

Every week, the office of University President Jesse Rogers can be a busy place with university officials, donors and staff. But behind all of that, there are three women who work closely with Rogers on a day-to-day basis. They are the ones who truly see the president and know just how hard working, … [Read more...]

University president confident in successor’s capabilities

President Jesse Rogers is retiring from his long-time position as president of Midwestern State in August 2015. This leaves the obvious question of who will be the next university president. New rules, new policies, and a different form of structure are what rests on the restless minds across the … [Read more...]

Rogers leads only public liberal arts school in Texas

Driftwood, terra cotta, old rose, cameo and Cimarron are the colors of the bricks that make up every building on campus and are on file with an MSU supplier and called “The MSU Blend.” The unique architecture that makes up the campus is a reflection of the type of education received on it, not just … [Read more...]

Rogers remembers good times

One of the university president’s fondest memories is that of a small prairie dog park that used to be part of campus. “I would sit in the window sill while I would be eating something on the lab bench,” University President Jesse Rogers said. “My students would be in there studying and waiting. … [Read more...]

Rogers’ love for students carried him beyond the classroom

Over the course of 40 years, University President Jesse Rogers’ love of science combined with his leadership and professionalism is remembered by all who worked with and studied under him. Rogers has always had a love for science and chemistry. Rogers said, “I am one of the few people who found a … [Read more...]