March 12, 2020 will forever be marked as a significant date in Alabama State University’s history. On that fateful day, President Quinton T. Ross, Jr., along with his leadership team and the ASU Board of Trustees, made the decision to close the University’s campus because of the threats posed by the global pandemic.
We have all had to make “The Pivot.” For Alabama State University, pivoting involved every aspect of campus operations—from major shifts in academics to changes in work schedules and innovations in cleaning and sanitizing the campus. COVID-19 testing and most recently, COVID-19 vaccinations, have become a priority. The Pivot has been challenging but necessary to protect the lives of those who work, live and learn on the campus of Alabama State University.
The video, “The Pivot,” is a mini-documentary that follows the University’s response to the global pandemic from March 12, 2020 through the many achievements of the past year and the lessons learned.