If I was president of Southern Arkansas University I would make a few changes to improve the University. First I would invest in the College of Education, second I would set the standards to the Honors College to higher, next I would increase the number of study rooms, and finally I would increase the number of parking spaces.
We need to invest in the College of Education. The College of Science and Technology recently finished their new facilities and the College of Business has modern facilities. Where does that leave the College of Education? The Early Childhood Education department is in the basement of the library, far away from their dean and other staff members of the College of Education who are located in Cross Hall. It would be more convenient for both the students and the staff of the College of Education to have their own modern facilities. It is great that the Honors College is growing but I believe that its standards of admissions are lower than the more established and recognized Honors Colleges in the state. If I was the president of Southern Arkansas University I would ensure that the admission to the honors college was somewhat stricter. I would also require honors students to be involved in an activity or organization on campus. I feel that it is very important to set high standards for honors college students because they are supposed to be the best of the best. I would also like to see more quiet study areas for students. There are study areas for students in Magale Library but traveling to the library every time you need to study may not be convenient for some students. If I were president of Southern Arkansas University I would ensure that there was a small computer lab and at least two small study rooms in every building on campus. Parking is a nightmare for both students and staff on campus. Those who live off campus and commute to school every day must search for a decent spot; sometimes that search is incredibly to long, and may cause people to be late for class or for work. To fix this problem I would increase parking and assign parking spots. If there were assigned parking spots for everyone, there would be no need to worry about finding or being late for class or work.
If I were the president of Southern Arkansas University I would ensure that these few changes would be made. By investing in the College of Education, setting the Honors College to higher standards, increasing study rooms, and increasing parking I would improve this University.