Chancellor Kent Syverud

Syracuse University Protest
6:11 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

SU Students Protest Lack of Mental Health Resources

Syracuse University students held a vigil on Friday afternoon to advocate for more mental and sexual health services on campus.  The group, known as THE General Body, said that students are significantly affected by a lack of services and the closing of the Advocacy Center. The demonstration included speakers, singers, poets and testimonies. The students said that the number of medical professionals directly affects their ability to thrive on campus.

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THE General Body
9:23 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Student Protests and Sit-in Might Last Through Thanksgiving at Syracuse University

Student Protestors plan to continue their sit-in at SU administration building after rejecting what was called 'final response' by University Chancellor Kent Syverud.
Credit thegeneralbody.org

UPDATE:  Students plan protest at Chancellor's residence; 2:00 p.m. rally on campus; 2:45 vigil with speakers, singers, poets and testimonies.

 

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THE Response Chancellor
6:51 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Syracuse University Demonstrators Address Chancellor's "Final Written Response"

Syracuse University students demonstrate Thursday in response to the Chancellor's email about the protests.
Credit (c) Scott Willis, WAER.

A group of Syracuse University student organizations says progress has been made but is still insisting the administration can do more to meet their demands. Kent Syverud, Chancellor of the university, released what he called the administrations final response to THE General Body Wednesday night.

THE General Body has been holding a sit-in at Crouse-Hinds Hall for the past ten days. Colton Jones, a member of THE General Body, says that specific problems, such as the closing of the advocacy center, have yet to be addressed by the current administration.

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
5:39 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Chancellor Syverud Promises Openness and Sustainability for SU's Future

Syracuse University's 12th Chancellor, Kent Syverud
Credit Stephen Sartori / SU Photo & Imaging

Syracuse University’s new Chancellor is ready to make some changes and stake out some positions after completing his first semester on the job.  WAER’s Chris Bolt reports Kent Syverud preaches transparency and is letting the public in on issues that affect campus and the local community. 

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SU's 12th Chancellor
7:13 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Kent Syverud Pledges Improvements, Openness at Inauguration as SU Chancellor

Kent Syverud is officially inaugurated as SU's 12th Chancellor and President. One guest, his former boss, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O' Connor (seated second from right).
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

Syracuse University officially welcomed its 12th chancellor with an inauguration ceremony Friday.  Kent Syverud has already given a number of hints at the direction he plans taking in the job.

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