“A goal without a plan is just a wish” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
More than a year has passed since President Steve Scott announced the formation of the university’s Strategic Planning Task Force. Comprised of faculty and staff, this task force has been hard at work developing a new, five-year strategic plan that sets strategic milestones to help the university continue to be the academic choice for students and professionals.
Their final recommendations, which were developed after months of small group discussions, on-line surveys and campus forums, include four strategic goals for our campus: academic excellence, student success, partnerships and a responsive and innovative campus culture. In addition, the Task Force is also recommending new mission and vision statements and new core values.
As the plan nears its completion, we are once again seeking your input. The Task Force has scheduled two campus-wide meetings during the week of October 26th to solicit your thoughts on the matter. These meeting will take place on Monday, October 27 at 1:30 p.m. and Tuesday, October 28 at 11 a.m. Both will be held in the Wilkinson Alumni Center.
This will be the plan that will guide this university forward over the next five years and it’s important that we hear from you. Please make plans to attend one of these sessions. If you have questions or concerns about this process or the plan itself, please let us know by using the electronic dialogue box on the right of the page or by contacting the task force co-chairs, Dr. Jan Smith and Dr. Brad Hodson, directly.
Dai Li, from Analysis, Planning and Assessment; Deatrea Rose, from Enrollment Management; Misty Button, from Administration and Finance; David Adams, from Campus Life; Chris Kelly, from University Advancement; Angela Neria, from the President’s Office; Paul Grimes, representing college deans; Bob Frisbee, representing college chairs; Kevin Bracker, from the College of Business; Janice Jewett, from the College of Education; Carol Werhan and Hazel Coltharp, from the College of Arts & Sciences; Brian Sanford, from the College of Technology; Randy Roberts, from Academic Affairs; Tim Anderson, representing classified staff; Ellen Carter, representing unclassified staff; Kiki Eigenmann, representing Pitt State students; and Marty Beezley, representing the community.