b'UNIVERSITYLEADERSHIP David Decker, Ph.D.PresidentMarv Briskey, DBA Senior Vice President andChief Financial OfficerChristi CabungcalChief of Staff and SeniorVice President, AdministrationBill ChanVice President, Strategic AlliancesLynne Hull, Ph.D.MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENTVice President of Student Affairsand Enrollment ManagementGodfrey Mendes, Ph.D.At Franklin University, we are predisposed to the power of possibility. It shapes ourSenior Vice President, Globalworldview and guides our work. In this issue of Clocktower, youll become betterPrograms and Strategic Initiativesacquainted with a few of the efforts that have made Franklin what it is today andLinda Steeleensure that it is well-positioned for the future.Vice President, MarketingWhile national debate continued over the rising cost of college andRick SundermanSenior Vice President andour industry partners shared concern about shrinking talent pools to fill key Chief Information Officervacancies, our university explored additional ways to help reverse these Christopher Washington, Ph.D. trends by adding masters programs, adding pathways to education, and Executive Vice President, Urbana Campusdecreasing our undergraduate tuition rate.A successful entrepreneur, Sue Doody, experienced the challenges that OFFICE OF COMMUNITY accompanied balancing parenting with a career. During her life, Sue was along-time donor who also used her influence as a member of Franklins Board RELATIONS of Trustees to improve the accessibility of education for working families. Sherry MercurioDick Burgoon (59) was Franklins first Business Office employee. During hisExecutive Director career at Franklin, he recognized the financial sacrifices students made in sherry.mercurio@franklin.edupursuit of an education. His legacy to Franklin students, scholarship fundingas part of a planned gift, is a fitting compliment to his lifes work.Aaron CassadyAlumni Engagement CoordinatorBoard Trustee Phil Fankhauser (68), co-founder and principal of EPCON aaron.cassady@franklin.eduCommunities, has been a builder all his life. Over the course of his affiliationwith Franklin, hes brought many aspects of his expertise to bear. His most CLOCKTOWERrecent contribution is an annual pledge that will help the University createsales-focused educational programs.CONTRIBUTORS Brothers Mark (84 and 85) and Mike (86 and 87) Wehinger credit Franklin for Stacy Aichelegiving them a foundation on which to construct Environmental Management, Aaron Cassady Inc., their 28-year-old landscape maintenance company. Currently, they areJames McKee helping the University fortify the Main Campus courtyard with a generous in-Sherry Mercurio kind gift toward our renovation project.Euzhan ShabazzA sure-fire indicator of an excellent idea is one that can take on a life of its own,CONTACT supported and spread through the initiatives of others. I hope you will find these actions inspiring and worthy of replicating.INFORMATION Best regards, Office of Community Relations201 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215614.947.6062alumni@franklin.eduDr. David R. Decker2 Clocktower| Overview'