New SCSU Prez To Listen And Learn

New SCSU Prez To Listen And Learn Click to Enlarge Photo: KNSI News

(KNSI) - The new president of St. Cloud State University got her first taste of Summertime by George! Wednesday night.

"This is fantastic, the venue is amazing," said Robbyn Wacker, who was introduced to the crowd on the stage by St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis before Davina & The Vagabonds started playing their blues and jazz.

"It's a wonderful place for families to come and it's just a great way to bring the community together," she added.

We asked Dr. Wacker about her musical tastes.

"Everything from opera to country, I love all kinds of music."

She says Summertime by George! will be her Wednesday night destination in the summer from now on.

As for some of the heavy lifting she has in front of her at SCSU, such as trying to increase enrollment, she wouldn't tip her hand on any specifics.

"Well, the first thing I'm gonna do is listen and learn and get connected to the community, so stay tuned."

In May, the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities named Dr. Wacker to serve as president, effective July 1.

She had served the University of Northern Colorado since 1990 in several capacities including as provost and senior vice president of academic affairs.

Dr. Wacker took over for Ashish Vaidya who left to become president of Northern Kentucky University.

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