From President Kleniewski
To the College Community
                                                   Dr. Kleniewski

August 25, 2009   

During the past academic year, many of you participated in surveys and town meetings to discuss the College’s future. Those activities were preparation for a more formal strategic planning process that we are now ready to undertake.

To begin the planning process, I am announcing the creation of a Strategic Planning and Resource Council (SPARC). Composed of faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members, the council will develop a strategic plan to guide us through our dynamic environment and to help us define the future of our college.  

The council will be charged with conducting a campus conversation leading to a draft strategic plan by April 2010.  Its members will serve on a voluntary basis without additional compensation.  Some members will be selected by constituents, and others will be invited to serve.

Distinguished Teaching Professor Dr. Lawrence Guzy has graciously accepted my invitation to serve as Chair of the Strategic Planning and Resource Council. To assist Dr. Guzy and the Council, Associate Provost Nancy Wolters will serve as coordinator and Assistant to the President Glenn Mayer will serve as secretary.  In assuring broad diverse representation for everyone in our campus community, the council will consist, at a minimum, of the following members: 

3 members of the teaching faculty (to be elected)

3 members of the professional staff (to be elected)

3 students (to be selected by the Student Association)

Chair of the College Senate

Representatives of the UUP and CSEA

An alumnus/a

A community member

The President’s Cabinet

Additional members may be added as appropriate. 

To ensure that the strategic planning process is as inclusive and transparent as possible, documents and proceedings of the council will be made available to all through a link from the College's homepage to Please watch that site and the Bulletin for information about the election of representatives to the Strategic Planning and Resource Council. 

I appreciate all that you do for our college, and I look forward with enthusiasm and optimism to working with the entire campus community as we shape the future of our college through this important planning process. 

Nancy Kleniewski


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August 25, 2009