Pizza is served, and students are quickly helping themselves to a slice or two and then hurrying to find a seat in the crowded room as the clock nears 12:30 p.m. Over 100 students are in the activity center of Building 68 at the Judson A. Samuels South Campus. All seats are taken, and there is only some standing room left.

Throughout the room, there is chatter and students are preparing their questions for the highest decision-maker of Broward College.

President Gregory Adam Haile, Esq.Since assuming the presidency of Broward College, Gregory Adam Haile, Esq. has made it his priority to listen to the people he serves. Under the motto of Together We Serve, President Haile has hosted discussion sessions with students and faculty to understand more the concerns, opinions, and suggestions of the Broward College family.

As part of this, Real Talk with President Haile came to life. Students have the opportunity to ask their questions in an open forum on the main campuses during the fall and spring semesters.

Real Talk with President Haile got underway on Feb. 6, 2019 and by all accounts it was well-received. Topics ranged from Financial Aid, Veterans Affairs, to English placement tests. Each session will last for one hour and held at the Student Life department of the campus. There is only one criterion – you must be a currently enrolled student to participate.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for us as students to express our thoughts to the President and get immediate answers,” explains Ray Alce, an Information Technology major at the end of the session.

Dayana Gonzalez, an English student, agreed. “This is my first time assisting an event of this type, and I’m happy I did because I was able to listen to President Haile’s vision and ideas for the College,” she said. 

Future sessions will be held on Feb. 28 at North Campus, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., and on March 19 at the A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

For more information, contact your Student Life department.

What questions will you ask President Haile when you see him on your campus?