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SOU president answers students’ questions about first-gen expectations and more
May 3, 2022
Southern Oregon University President Rick Bailey uses the “Raider Up with President Rick” podcast to connect with students and maintain a productive conversation about academic needs and experiences. Students submitted about 15 questions this month.
President Bailey uses this second episode of the “Raider Up” podcast to address questions about what he thought of college as a child, advice for those looking for graduate school opportunities at SOU, the university’s approach to managing tuition costs and his personal goals for the school in the coming year. Spoiler alert: the president is very excited about emerging prospects for diversifying SOU’s revenue streams to take the pressure off of students and their families.
He thanked all students who submitted questions, and emphasized that the ones most likely to be addressed in future podcasts are broad questions with university-wide interest. More specific questions that are submitted may be forwarded to particular departments or offices on campus to be answered privately.
The “Raider Up” podcast tackles new topics each month, with the theme of each month’s episode driven by student input. Students can post in the questions sticker in SOU’s Instagram stories at @souashland, or can email questions to SOU News. All submissions should be relevant and respectful.
Enjoy this month’s episode:
Raider Up with President Rick – Podcast Episode #2
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The “Raider Up with President Rick Show” is an audio podcast for connecting with SOU students and maintaining a productive conversation about their academic needs and experiences at Southern Oregon University.
Rick Bailey Jr. – Southern Oregon University President
Nash Bennett – Podcast Host
Joe Mosley – Author
Joe Mosley – Director of Community and Media Relations