April 2, 1992: Racial incident on campus sparks media frenzy and causes African American students to walk off campus.
May 1, 1992: President of past 15 years announces his resignation.
June 30, 1992: Gretchen Kreuter is hired as interim president.
July 15, 1993: Michael Bassis assumes the presidency; immediately appoints the advisory Presidential Staff Group.
September 4, 1993: First campus-wide faculty forum held, ending with the selection of members of the Vision Commission.
December 6, 1993: Faculty forum debates and ratifies the new vision statement, with 88 percent voting in favor.
December 18, 1993: Select faculty delegation presents the Education for Individual and Social Responsibility vision statement to the board of trustees and receives a standing ovation.
January 22, 1994: Bassis convenes a third faculty forum and issues a charge to implement the new vision.
January 26, 1994: Board of trustees votes unanimously to adopt the new vision statement.
February 21, 1994: Bassis convenes another faculty forum to discuss and debate the learning outcomes developed by the committee. After being modified slightly, the outcomes and objectives were approved by 84 percent of the faculty.