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BY KELLI URESTI AND ALLIE BADDLEY
The Moon Room of Dana Auditorium and Bauman
Gallery East were hot spots on campus the past two weeks
as faculty, staff and students gathered to listen intently to the
three final presidential candidates. Both the faculty and staff
sessions and the student sessions encouraged community
members to get to know Jane Fernandes, Michele Perkins
and Carolyn Stefanco.
On April 2, Fernandes discussed the qualities that she
thought would make her the best president and the ways she
could impact Guilford College.
Fernandes had visited the College before and said she feels
it is her calling to be at Guilford. She also said she finds the
Quaker heritage to be particularly interesting.
"Jane had dearly done her research into who Guilford
is as a distinctive college," said Max Carter, director of the
Friends Center and campus ministry coordinator. "She had
researched our Quaker identity and what Quakerism means."
Fernandes discussed how transparency is a big issue for
Guilford students, staff and faculty. She said that she plans
to make as much information open to the public as possible,
"Jane came across as more authentic, an important aspect
of C^aker integrity," said Carter. "She also valued silence in
a profound way and named that as an aspect of Guilford that
Some of Fernandes' priorities for Guilford would be
to organize listening sessions with students, faculty and
administrators, as well as to build relationships on and off
campus. She said she would hold sit-down meetings, do
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