Olson has nearly completed his first year and says he will address several topics during his talk. Olson says the university's future is born of its past and the roots of its future will be found in its 154 years of history in the community.
In addition to addressing the achievement gap, Olson says he will talk about WSU's proposal to create an Education Village in Winona, a new concept in teacher training. Also expected to be on hand for celebration are WSU's past two presidents Dr. Judith Ramaly and Dr. Darrell krueger.
The ceremony is free and open to the public. A reception will follow immediately at the adjacent Wellness Center.