|On behalf of the more than 900 AAUP members on campus, I would like to welcome Dr. Ann Cudd to Portland State University. We look forward to building a positive working relationship with her and her administration.
During her visit to campus we learned about her experience working in community and commitment to students. In her comments today as she accepted the appointment, Dr. Cudd shared her vision of letting knowledge serve the city and commitment to student belonging at PSU.
PSU-AAUP wants to work collaboratively with Dr. Cudd to build a bright future for PSU. We strongly believe that a course correction will result in a strong university that is well positioned to serve our students and our communities. Moreover, we look forward to sharing with Dr. Cudd our values and practices of robust shared governance, commitment to deep community service, and our view of a healthy and stable work environment for all of our AAUP members.
We hope to connect with her as soon as possible to welcome her to our city and our university.
Please join me in welcoming Dr. Cudd to PSU.
Emily Ford, President