Students have opportunity to chat with administration, deans over coffee

Rachel Telljohn

Students will have the chance to ask questions of President Tony Frank’s cabinet and their deans on Tuesday morning.

Coffee with Cabinet and Donuts with Deans will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. in the LSC Theatre. The event was coordinated by Nick Bohn, director of outreach for ASCSU.


“Issues centered around tuition, construction, housing and more are on the minds of students, so ASCSU is bringing together President Frank’s Cabinet and deans from around campus to answer questions students may have,” wrote Chrissy Vessa, deputy chief of staff for ASCSU, in an email to the Collegian.

Tony Frank will not be in attendance, as he will be in Washington D.C. that day.

“We’re not trying to make it a come and, you know, grill the administrative cabinet, but students are welcome to bring any questions they have,” Bohn said. “If they do have questions about (parking), they are welcome to bring those.”

Those in attendance will include Blanche Hughes, vice president of student affairs, Rick Miranda, provost and executive vice president, Joe Parker, director of athletics, and the deans of each college. In the event that a dean cannot make it, an associate dean will be sent in their place.

“I think my main goal for the event would be to present a very casual opportunity for students to come and meet administration and the dean of their college,” Bohn said.

Bohn said the idea came from an event held within the College of Business on campus.

“My idea was to kind of extrapolate that (event),” Bohn said.

Bohn said students might not have the opportunity to interact with their deans normally or might be intimated.

“(The event will be like) just grabbing coffee and donuts with a friend … ask them any questions you ever had,” Bohn said. “(The event will) really present an opportunity inviting and welcoming students to the table.”

The theatre will be set up with round tables for the students and administration.


“The opportunity would be open to all questions,” said Bohn.

Bohn hopes it will be an opportunity for students to get to know administration outside of the university setting. He said he hopes the event is successful. If it is, he said he would want to continue it.

“See the person behind the suit. They’re all people. They love to do things on the weekend. (Questions) could be about what they do on the weekend,” Bohn said.

Collegian reporter Rachel Telljohn can be reached at or on Twitter @racheltelljohn.