Office of the President
Philips Memorial Building
West Chester, PA 19383
Welcome to West Chester University's Online Idea Box. One of the first things I did after joining WCU in 2009 was to create this Idea Box as a way to engage the entire University community in tackling existing challenges and seizing new opportunities.
I was convinced that WCU faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni and friends had great but untapped ideas for solving problems and reaching new heights of excellence. You didn't let me down - in the last 5 years, we have received scores of excellent recommendations.
We heard insightful suggestions on such topics as:
As a direct result of your input to the Online Idea Box, WCU now has a Grandparents University, additional tutorial services for students, and expanded library hours. We have significantly increased distance education offerings, held retirement planning workshops for WCU employees, and offer shuttle bus service to the Graduate Business Center during the academic year.
Have you contributed to the Online Idea Box yet? I know that, you, too, have innovative ideas on how to make WCU - or perhaps even the world -- a better place. In 2010, because of an Idea Box submission, I signed the American College and University President's Climate Commitment, which obligates WCU to make a good faith effort to achieve a carbon-neutral environment by the year 2025. I am proud to see world-changing policies such as this one enacted because of the Online Idea Box.
I value your opinions and need your input, as does the entire institution. Please take the time to tell me how you would improve WCU by filling out the submission form at right. Thank you for all that you do for West Chester University.
Greg R. Weisenstein
President, West Chester University