Area university using social media for students, community to interact with president

Published: Jan. 10, 2017 at 4:26 PM CST
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In this day and age of social media, Northern State University is constantly looking for ways to interact with their students and the community alike.

Just recently, the university opened their Twitter interactions so anyone could ask questions to the new NSU President Timothy Downs. With a successful and diverse chat, the university is hoping for another chance to bring on the president or other staff into the mix.

"We want to make sure we're engaging with them in as many ways as possible and that includes social media," explains Justin Fraase, the new Director of Marketing and Communications.

Letting the students interact with the president online could also make them feel more comfortable than a face-to-face setting. It might be easier for the younger generations to get a handle on social media, but there will always be challenges with new technology.