OCBC Workforce Development Committee Welcomes Dr. Daniele Struppa, President of Chapman University

On Wednesday, May 15, OCBC’s Workforce Development Committee welcomed Dr. Daniele Struppa, President of Chapman University. Struppa shared Chapman’s initial response timeline amid the onset of the pandemic, as well as institutional challenges the university has faced, including loss of revenue, increased expenditures with remote learning, and unknown scenarios for future semesters. Despite these challenges, Dr. Struppa explained the university’s due diligence with a four-part student enrollment scenario management plan that outlines possible pandemic outcomes and utilizes auxiliary services as well as on-campus and remote teachings to mitigate risks associated with each scenario. 

Chapman’s dedication to the safe return of the Panther community starts with the “CU Safely Back” initiative. Fourteen task forces have been created as part of this initiative with a particular focus on five mitigation strategies: physical distancing; symptom monitoring and surveillance; public health interventions; face covering; and sanitation protocols. Chapman’s commitment remains to create a remarkable virtual learning experience that will rise with the evolution of education and technology. Thank you Dr. Struppa for emerging as a leading educator and voice for Chapman University during this uncertain time!

For more info, contact Jesse Ben-Ron, OCBC VP of Workforce and Economic Development. 

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