Presidents Sidney Ribeau, Carol Cartwright and Mary Ellen Mazey with moderator Leon Bibb, an alumnus and former BGSU trustee
PRESIDENTS’ PANEL UNITES MAZEY, CARTWRIGHT, RIBEAU
Three BGSU presidents, from different eras and with different leadership styles, shared their vision of higher education with the University community on March 21. Speaking to a full house in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom at the Bowen–Thompson Student Union, former presidents Dr. Sidney Ribeau (1995–2008) and Dr. Carol Cartwright (2008–11) joined President Mary Ellen Mazey to discuss their achievements during their time in office and what they see as the major issues confronting higher education today.
The Presidents’ Panel helped launch the 10th annual Teaching and Learning Fair hosted by the Center for Faculty Excellence, a three–day event focusing on student success. While the three presidents’ times at the helm were shaped by their respective economic and social contexts, Ribeau, Cartwright and Mazey all shared the overarching goal of promoting educational opportunity and achievement for the citizens of the state and a commitment to bettering society.
They each also stressed that none of their achievements was done alone but as part of teamwork and building upon what went before.