Faculty and staff met on the Twin Cities Campus for an all Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs meeting that covered active shooter training and featured a discussion on building relationships in an effort to maintain a safe campus and provide a transformational experience for students. Mike Christianson from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security gave an informative presentation on active shooter preparedness and response. Prior to his current role as a protective security advisor, Christianson spent 30 years in the Army and Minnesota Army National Guard. He was also an emergency manager for the City of Saint Paul and a school safety specialist for the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

The Retention, Persistence, and Completion Committee then lead an exercise on building relationships that generated important small group discussions. Participants submitted creative responses using their phones to the question: How do you build relationships?