Strategic Plan

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In further support of the University’s 2023-2028 strategic plan, Forward-Focused: Where Innovation Meets Possibilities, the division of Student Engagement & Enrollment Services is presently engaged in a strategic planning initiative.

Committee Membership

The members of this committee have been selected with intentionality to represent a wide variety of perspectives from within our division. Sub-committees have been designed with diversity of position and perspective in mind.

  • Evelyn Ashley, Ph.D.
  • Russell Chandler
  • Rich Clark
  • Mike Dal Santo
  • Bri Elum
  • Christopher Fleming, Ed.D.
  • Ebony Gholston
  • Melanie Graham
  • Jenn Grimm, Ph.D.
  • Stacy Harden
  • Scott Harrison, Ph.D.
  • Joy Himmel, Psy.D.
  • Jean Holt, Ed.D.
  • Clayton Lott
  • Kristi Mantay
  • Meagan McMullen
  • Tony Miller, Jr., Ph.D.
  • Fred Tugas, Ed.D.
  • Bridget Weikel, Ph.D.
  • Vicki Williams, Ph.D.
  • Johnny Young, Ed.D.

Committee Charge

Embarking upon the task of setting the course for Student Engagement & Enrollment Services over the next five years, the following are considered guideposts:

  • Center planning discussions around the student journey (prospect through graduate) and how student success can be maximized.
  • Collaborate extensively.
  • Consider how to innovate and get beyond what has always been done.
  • Creatively think about how to build the organization, systems, and practices to maximize efficiency and effectiveness—for students and staff.
  • Engage stakeholders including students, campus colleagues, and others to better understand the work expected of the division and how to best serve diverse needs.
  • Promote transparency by utilizing technology to maintain and share information about the process, including to report on progress.
  • Recommendations must be informed by the data gathered throughout this process, or existing institutional data that is requested to inform decision-making.
  • Think boldly and without limitations.

Overall Timeline

  • September – Design the SEES strategic planning process
  • October – Data collection from various stakeholders
    • ALUMNI Monday 10/16, 6:00-7:00pm, Zoom
    • STUDENTS Tuesday 10/17, 12:30-1:30pm, Potomac & Yorktown, Webb Center
    • SEES STAFF Tuesday 10/17, 3:00-4:00pm, Potomac/Yorktown/Lynnhaven, Webb Center
    • STUDENTS Wednesday 10/18, 12:00-1:00pm, Perry Library, Room 1306
    • SEES STAFF Wednesday 10/18, 4:00-5:00pm, Jamestown/Lynnhaven/Yorktown, Webb Center
    • STUDENTS Thursday 10/19, 12:30-1:30pm, Perry Library, Room 1306
    • CAMPUS PARTNERS (NON-TEACHING) Thursday 10/19, 3:00-4:00pm, SGA Senate Chambers, Webb Center
    • FAMILIES Saturday 10/21, 10:00-11:00pm, SGA Senate Chambers, Webb Center
    • COMMUNITY, Tuesday 10/24, 6:00-7:00pm, Zoom
    • ACADEMIC AFFAIRS (TEACHING FACULTY & FACULTY ADMINISTRATORS) Wednesday 10/25, 3:00-4:00pm, SGA Senate Chambers, Webb Cent
  • November – Strategic Planning Committee retreat and data analysis
  • January – Crystalize ideas into a draft of our plan
  • February/March - Comment period and integration of thoughts to finalize draft
  • April/May – Formulation of publication and communication strategies
  • June – Plan rollout for implementation