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Potsdam Prepared: Fall 2021 Updates

Virtual Town Hall Follow-Up

August 17, 2020

Dear colleagues:

We want to thank those of you who took the time to join us for our virtual town hall meeting regarding our plans for the Fall 2020 semester. We were so appreciative of your thoughtful questions and concerns.

As promised, we wanted to share the link to view the recording of the meeting, for those who were unable to attend or want to review the information shared. The recording is available here.

To follow up on the planning and the important questions we have received related to all areas of campus operations, we have organized a series of virtual meetings next week for faculty and staff. Importantly, Faculty Senate Chair Blair Madore will cohost our Academic Affairs and general COVID-19 update meetings on Thursday.

These sessions are open to all faculty and staff. Please register online for any of the sessions below and registered participants will receive an email with a zoom link.

  • Tuesday, August 18                
    5 - 6:30 p.m.
    Focused: Human Resources, Cleaning, Facilities, Access to Buildings/Offices
    Led by Melissa Proulx, Andy Martin, and Patrick O’Brien
  • Wednesday, August 19            
    Noon – 1:30 p.m.
    Focused: Academic Affairs
    Led by Bette Bergeron, Blair Madore, and Academic Deans
  • Wednesday, August 19
    4 - 5:30 p.m.
    Focused: Student Affairs
    Led by Eric Duchscherer, Patrick O’Brien, and team
  • Thursday, August 20
    Noon – 1:30 p.m.
    Focused: General COVID-19
    Led by Kristin Esterberg and Blair Madore

Additionally, we have also updated our Potsdam, Prepared website, including the FAQs from the virtual town hall, to help guide your preparations for the fall semester.

We hope you can join us at one or more of these sessions next week. Thank you for all of the work that you are doing to serve our students and support each other during these difficult times.


Nicole A. Feml (Conant) ’08 & ’10
Chief of Staff

Eric Duchscherer
Interim Dean of Students