Meet the Thinkers this Thursday

To Our Faculty, Staff and Students:

Last week’s polar vortex postponed some Think Big activities, but our Thinkers already are talking, reading and getting ready to meet you.

From 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. this Thursday, the group will gather in the Tinkham Veale University Center, Ballroom B, for a conversation with the campus community centered on this question:

Who are we as an institution?

Provost Ben Vinson III will briefly introduce each of the Thinkers (listed again below), and announce three student liaisons who will be assisting that group. From there the floor is yours—to ask questions, offer comments, and also provide your own responses on the provost’s question.


  • Eileen Anderson-Fye
  • Diana Bilimoria
  • John Flores
  • Umut Gurkan
  • Ronald Hickman
  • Kathryn Lavelle
  • Kurt Stange
  • Paul Tesar
  • Dustin Tyler


  • Dawn Ellis
  • Michael Householder
  • Joan Schenkel
  • Naomi Sigg
  • Molly Watkins

We look forward to seeing you Thursday.