Thursday, October 2, 2003

Student sampling on new boss sketchy



By Kristina Goetz
The Cincinnati Enquirer

CORRYVILLE - In an effort to find out how much University of Cincinnati students know about Nancy Zimpher, their new president, the Enquirer informally polled a dozen students.

Nine out of the 12 knew there was a new president. Three could name her. No one knew where her previous job was, but the two best guesses were Chicago and Canada. (For the record, it's Milwaukee.)

Here's a sample of their responses:

"I saw it on the Web site. It's Zimpher." - Justina Jones, 18, freshman, Westwood.

"I still don't know her name, but I'm sure she's qualified for the job or she wouldn't have gotten the job." - Tom Riesenberg, 19, freshman, Madeira.

"I think it's time for a woman to take over the job. Maybe the president of the United States will be next." - Sarah Spradlin, 18, freshman, St. Bernard.

"I heard last year in one of my classes that the old guy was retiring, and it was going to be a woman coming in." - Mike Greene, 20, Mount Healthy.

"I found out about it this morning. An economics professor talked about it in class. I know that she exists." - Matt Niese, 18, freshman, Anderson Township.

"We have a new president? She's a woman? That's good. I didn't know it was a woman." - LaTosha Posey, 19, sophomore, Western Hills.

E-mail kgoetz@enquirer.com




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