By Rashad Williams
UWSP's new Chancellor, Thomas Gibson, officially started back in January. However, Wednesday presented the opportunity for him to give his first State of the University Address.
“I knew immediately that the UWSP community would be home to me and my family,” Gibson said.
Gibson started by highlighted his background as being the first to graduate from college in his family, growing up in a single-parent household, as well as discovering his passions during his undergrad years at Eastern Connecticut State University.
"Education both inside as well as outside of the classroom transforms lives," Gibson said. "I discovered that my purpose is cultivating student success which shapes the world around us.”
He later went on to say he wants to use data as a starting point to drive decisions moving forward.
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