BU students look toward the future

By Jillian Marshall

January 30, 2014 Updated Jan 30, 2014 at 11:25 PM EST

Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Binghamton University's top official will outline BU's goals and plans for the coming years on Friday, students spoke out to voice their goals for the campus.

President Harvey Stenger will present his annual State of the University Address Friday. In it he will outline his goals and future projects for the university.

On Thursday, some students on campus had some suggestions of their own.

"I'm part of the BU Fine Arts Society and I would really like to see more arts stuff going on," said senior Jackie Xiang, of Buffalo.

One of the things Stenger will talk about is the continued growth for the school, specifically how he'll grow student enrollment by the thousands by 2020.

Stenger wants 14,000 undergraduate students and 6,000 graduate students in the next six years.

Current students said they're a little apprehensive about the change.

"It's definitely going to be kind of hard to walk around during rush hours, but I guess it's always good to see our school expanding," said senior Chris Park.

"I definitely think we would run out of space," Xiang said.

This State of the University Address is the first one to be held during the semester, so students, faculty and staff will be able to attend.

President Stenger is expected to take the podium at 12:30 Friday in the Anderson Center for the Performing Arts.