UAFS is in a period of growth and changing out the old guard. A lot of people in power (throughout the town) seem to be fighting growth and would like to see this remain a small town. Every inch of progress is hard fought, but the university and town do seem to be improving. There are wonderful people all throughout the faculty and staff, but there's a definite incestuous network of good old boys and nepotism/favoritism at play just beneath the surface. How you're treated depends quite a bit on where you are, in which department, and who you know.