Strategic Planning Group
Mr. John Williams, President (Co‑Chair)
Mr. Christian Balodis ’17, Student Body President
Ms. Rebekkah Brown, Vice President for Advancement
Mr. Allan Chen, Chief Information Officer
Mr. Curtis Dretsch, Professor, Theatre & Dance; Academic Policies Committee representative
Mr. Kent Dyer, Chief Business Officer and Treasurer
Dr. Marten Edwards, Professor, Biology; Faculty Policies & Procedures Committee representative
Ms. Melissa Falk, Associate Dean, Admission & Financial Aid
Ms. Ashley Gerhart ’17, President’s Diversity Advisory Council representative
Ms. Allison Williams, Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students
Mr. Chris Hooker-Haring, Vice President for Enrollment Management
Dr. Kathleen Harring, Vice President and Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning; Interim Provost (Co‑Chair)
Dr. Christine Ingersoll, Professor, Chemistry
Ms. Deborah Kipp, Senior Associate Vice President for Development, Advancement
Dr. James Peck, Professor, Theatre & Dance; Associate Dean for Diversity Initiatives
Dr. Mark Stein, Associate Professor, History
Dr. Lora Taub-Pervizpour, Professor, Media & Communication; Associate Dean for Digital Learning
Mr. Ken Butler, Executive Assistant to the President and the Board of Trustees (process assistant)
Ms. Debra Sweeney, Administrative Assistant, Provost’s Office (administrative assistant)
Strategic Planning Process
- Establish President’s Strategic Planning Group (SPG). Review planning principles and process.
- SPG reviews self‐study recommendations
- SPG reviews current institutional data and environmental scan. Conducts SWOTC analysis and Gap analysis
- SWOTember: Departments/Divisions/Units across campus invited to submit their SWOT exercises to SPG
- SPG develops tentative institutional priorities based on review of data, SWOT analysis and environmental scan.
- Trustee Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) meets to review progress and provide input on institutional priorities
November 2016 – January 2017
- Campus planning event–faculty, staff and student leaders invited to participate in interactive planning process facilitated by outside consultant.
Goals of Retreat:
- develop a common understanding of planning process and principles
- involve on-campus stakeholders in the planning process in a meaningful way that builds community
- collect strategic ideas and data from campus stakeholders
- SPG provides feedback on emerging institutional priorities at its January meeting
- SPG refines institutional priorities and provides opportunities for all stakeholders to offer feedback
- SPG develops draft of plan
February – April 2017
- Campus planning event (early February) – faculty, staff, and student leaders participate in event facilitated by outside consultant in order to provide structured feedback to initial draft of plan.
- SPC provides feedback on initial and subsequent drafts.
- Strategic Plan draft to Board