With every commencement, there is a group effort put forth by the Cowley staff to ensure that commencement is prepared and done as best as possible.
From the technical side to the reading of graduate names, staff and faculty are arms deep in work. Preparations start months in advance for just one day of celebration and recognition.
Executive Vice President of Business Services Tony Crouch oversees the entire grounds preparation.
The grounds crew start fixing and preparing as early as possible to shape, plant, and transform the campus into an agricultural masterpiece.
Not only are the grounds spruced up but so are the buildings. Technical Director of Theater, Jamison Rhoads sets up the technical side of things so the speakers can be heard throughout the audience.
In addition to all the basic things needed for the day of graduation, there are also many faculty members who help with anything from preparing the diploma covers, like Vice President of Institutional Advancement Ben Schears, to preparing the academic information about students, like Vice President of Academic Affairs Slade Griffiths.
Not only do the faculty prepare, but Assistant Web Master Janet Kennedy and Director of Web Services Diana Dickens help prepare the website as well as post pictures of the ceremony.