ISU trustees start 2-day meeting to discuss student success, budget and more

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The Indiana State University Board of Trustees started a two-day meeting on campus Thursday afternoon.

It began with two seminars about what the university is doing to enhance student success on campus.

ISU president Deborah Curtis talked about the stress today’s students face. She said it is not just academic pressure, but also strain in their personal lives that can affect how they are responding to college. University advisors are being more proactive to help the students overcome these pressures, she noted.

“They don’t wait for students to just walk in and talk to them,” Curtis said of the advisors. “They spend time reaching out to help the students when they identify strategies to help students be more successful. And we want them doing that in an intrusive way so that it is not too late for students to correct course.”

Friday, the trustees will look at some budget issues, including housing and dinning rates for the coming year.

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