Students, staff and community members got the opportunity to chat with Senator Ron Johnson about their questions and concerns this past week. Senator Johnson visited Globe University-Green Bay to provide a presentation on the fiscal challenges that our nation is currently facing. Among sharing many facts and figures about the state of the nation, Senator Johnson provided ample time to chat with those in attendance.
“Whether you agree with their politics or not, the opportunity to have a legislator visit our campus is not solely for them to relay their message; it allows a chance for students and staff to express their concerns to him or her, tell their story and provide their own experiences relevant to the topics at hand. It can be a mutual education for both. Not everyone gets such a unique chance as this, in as close quarters as the environment of a classroom with a legislator, and vice versa. It is good to take advantage of it to learn more about the various sides of issues, both from the speaker and fellow audience members,” shared campus librarian, Christina Johnson. About fifty people attended the presentation and town hall discussion. Many community members shared their tough questions and concerns. Two women from a local Alzheimer’s organization were present and asked great questions about funding for finding a cure for the disease.
Senator Johnson also shared about a community housing organization that he recently met with that is providing opportunities for those who want to have home ownership, but maybe could not afford it through traditional means. Senator Johnson also had two media interviews on campus as well. We were grateful for the opportunity for him to visit our campus and that he could learn about what the impact Globe University-Green Bay has on its local community.