Franklin College President Kerry N. Prather provided a video message today to college constituents sharing the goal of opening campus for in-person classes to start the Fall 2020 semester. He also shared the summer months will be spent refining extensive plans to prepare for all possible contingencies and scenarios which might evolve between now and August.
Prather made it clear that the college’s highest priority is the safety of the campus community and plans will include utilizing every precaution necessary to ensure it.
“Decisions will ultimately be guided by our local health care professionals, particularly our partners at Johnson Memorial Health, with whom we have established an on-demand testing protocol,” said Franklin College President Kerry Prather.
“The resourceful creativity our students, faculty and staff has been inspiring during the COVID-19 crisis,” Prather said. “They have demonstrated the strength and character of the college with successful teaching and learning experiences under challenging circumstances. That said, we are looking forward to returning to the engaged, one-on-one interaction that distinguishes the Franklin College experience, and I know our students are looking forward to being back home on their campus.”
Classes are scheduled to resume on Monday, Aug. 31.
Prather’s video message can be viewed here.
Updates regarding the college’s response to COVID-19 can be found on its website.
For more information, contact the Office of Communications at (317) 738-8185.
POSTED May 15, 2020