Transcript of President Robert S. Nelsen’s retirement announcement

Transcript of President Robert S. Nelsen’s retirement announcement

This is the complete transcript of the video asserting the retirement of Sacramento State President Robert S. Nelsen.

President Robert S. Nelsen: Well, it has been an excellent journey. It has been a beautiful journey as a result of of you. But now, July 1st certainly, it is time to “hang ’em up.” It’s time to maneuver on.

When I got here right here, I mentioned that this was such an excellent college, I could not even break it. You proved me proper. We did not spoil it. We turned stronger and higher. We have the Tschannen science advanced, we can have a brand new engineering constructing, the Student Union has an addition of 77 thousand sq. meters. WELL has expanded, particularly for psychological well being. And, we won’t neglect the artwork. The Art Sculpture Lab is about to begin development.

When we got here, we set objectives. Those objectives have been achieved. We have mentioned that we are going to double the quantity of scholarships and now we have doubled the quantity of scholarships for our college students. We raised $239 million. 239 million {dollars} as a result of of you. Because of our donors. Many of these donors are our college and workers. Because of Sacramento.

And how about that soccer crew? Not dangerous, huh? We beat Montana, my dwelling. We beat Montana and are going to win the championship this yr for the third time in a row.

When I got here in, I additionally mentioned that our commencement charges had been poor. Well, they do not suck anymore. 187%. We elevated our commencement charge, our four-year commencement charge by 187%, and our switch charges are effectively above our objective.

We have an anti-racism and inclusive campus plan and are fulfilling its actions. I hope you had been round and noticed the murals. It is an emblem, however it’s a image of issues to come back – of hope, of peace, of unity.

It’s simply been superb.

We are the University of Sacramento. We are the Anchor University within the capital metropolis of California and we did it as a result of of you. Because of all the pieces you’ve got performed.

Faculty – you will have been superb. These commencement charges wouldn’t be what they had been, and are, with out you. You are excellent.

Students – our pupil physique, our pupil authorities, all our bodies, we’re so proud of you and what you will have completed.

Our workers – wow. Without you, nothing. Custodians, custodians, accountants, administrative assistants, you’re the muscle mass that make this college work. And it has labored.

Retirement shouldn’t be straightforward. I’m not trying ahead to July. But change is sweet. We want new blood. We want new concepts. These are moments after we should transfer ahead. Remember, we’re One Rising and we should proceed to rise.

Jody and I did this collectively, however we did it with you and I need to thanks.

Jody Nelson: I do know retirement is basically arduous for Robert, however I look ahead to our subsequent chapter. We have all the time been of service in each group now we have lived in and I need that to proceed, however maybe at a slower tempo. Exactly what kind it is going to take, I do not know, however I do know it is what we have to do, and I am unable to wait to do it collectively.

Jody Nelson: We love Sac State and Sacramento. Everyone was so welcoming, after which so actually supportive and sort. I can’t start to specific my gratitude sufficient.

President Robert S. Nelsen: Thanks, Jody.

So, as I mentioned in my very own method, it is time to name it quits, however Sacramento State will all the time be in mine and Jody’s coronary heart. We imagine in you and we all know that…

Together: Sac State is the no. 1. Stingers Up!

President Robert S. Nelsen: Let’s strive once more.

Together [louder]: Sac State is the no. 1. Stingers Up!

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