03.30.2020

Dear Zane State College Community,

Welcome to a new week! I wanted to connect on a couple of items.

As you know, our plan was to reopen campus buildings on Monday, April 12. As we await more updates from the Governor amid changing national guidelines, I plan to have more details in Thursday’s communication about how the College will proceed in managing day-to-day operations for the remainder of the academic semester. Stay tuned.

As we continue down the road of “physical/social distancing,” I also encourage you to focus on your wellness and work/life balance resources.
Employees: IMPACT Solutions offers you and any member of your household (and, your parents and parents-in-law whether or not they are part of your household) a wide array of helpful information. This includes in-the-moment counseling or coaching conversations via video, phone, chat, or even face-to-face.
Students: If you are feeling stressed or need to talk, Counselor Heather Merry, M.Ed., PCC, is available via WebEx or phone call: Click here to schedule online. Be sure to ask about her 30-day mental wellness challenge that starts on April 1.

And finally, I would like to recognize our IT Department and faculty for all they have done in providing quick solutions to helping us stay connected and in the loop via WebEx, Zoom, Blackboard, etc. If you have questions or feedback about your experiences, contact the Technology Solutions Center at techelp@zanestate.edu.

These changes are difficult on employees and students alike, but as you know, are necessary to protect the safety and well-being of the entire Zane State College family. Have a good week, and I will be in touch on Thursday!

Be well,

Dr. Brown