Reaching Out to Students

Reaching out to Students

Picnic with the President

Dr. Bailey says one of his greatest joys of being president is spending time with the students – looking them in the eye and learning where they are from, what they are studying and where they see themselves after graduation.

“Picnic with the President” is a new tradition started by Dr. Bailey. Held annually at the beginning of the fall semester, “Picnic with the President” gives students an opportunity to meet the President and his leadership team, and for them to meet the students. They put on their aprons and serve hot dogs or hamburgers, chips and cool drinks to the long lines of students.

Picnic with the President - Fall 2019

Picnic with the President - Fall 2018

Picnic with the President - Fall 2017

Picnic with the President - Fall 2016

First “Picnic with the President” - Fall 2015

Picnic with the President (video)

Picnic with the President (photos)