Membership and Charges:
Strategic Planning and Resource Council

 

Strategic Planning and Resource Council

Charge:
Finalize planning assumptions and driving forces; receive recommendations and reports from the task forces; draft strategic goals for the College and preliminary list of initiatives within them.

Members:

  • Larry Guzy, Chair
  • Paul Adamo, Vice President for College Advancement
  • Tracy Allen, Department Chair and Associate Professor, Geography
  • Jacob Baumel, Senior, Biology major
  • Jacqueline Bennett, Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Phil Bidwell, Director, Networking
  • Carol Blazina, Vice President for Community Relations
  • Rob Compton, Associate Professor, Political Science
  • Christine Edwards, Associate Director, Residential Community Life
  • Karen Elting, Alumna
  • Lisa Flynn, Associate Professor, Economics, Finance & Accounting
  • Jim Greenberg, Director, Teaching, Learning & Technology Center
  • Leif Hartmark, Vice President for Finance and Administration
  • Daniel Hylas, Sophomore, Spanish major
  • Karen Joest, Assistant Professor, Human Ecology
  • Ken Kellerhouse, Community member
  • Nancy Kleniewski, College President
  • Dan Larkin, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Cynthia Lassonde, Associate Professor, Elementary Education & Reading
  • J McDermott, Adjunct Lecturer, English
  • Dan Payne, Associate Professor, English
  • Steve Perry, Vice President for Student Development
  • Ibram Rogers, Assistant Professor, History
  • Yolanda Sharpe, Department Chair and Professor, Art
  • Stephen Walsh, Associate Professor, Management, Marketing & Information Systems, Alternate Presiding Officer of the College Senate
  • Pete Waterhouse, Plant Utilities Engineer
  • Karen Welsh, Secretary II, Athletics
  • Lisa Wenck, Associate VP for Employee Services
  • Cecilia Zapata, Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Ex Officio:

  • Glenn Mayer, Assistant to the President, College Communications, SPARC Secretary
  • Nancy Wolters, Associate Provost for Academic Support, Strategic Planning Coordinator


Governing Ideas Task Force

Charge:
Draft the College’s Core Values, Mission (what we are/do), Vision (what we want to be) and Strategic Directions statements (goals and initiatives) based on comments gathered from stakeholders meetings, open forums and any comments submitted to it by members of the College community; prepare final drafts and report to SPARC.

Members:

  • Tracy Allen, Co-Chair; Associate Professor, Geography
  • Walter Wagor, Co-Chair, Dean of Behavioral and Applied Science
  • Joshua Frye, Assistant Professor, Communication Arts
  • Sunil Labroo, Physics and Astronomy
  • Jeanne Miller, Associate Vice President for Student Development
  • Kim Muller, Director of Sponsored Programs
  • Ibram Rogers, Assistant Professor, History
  • Danielle Valenchis, Junior, Communication Studies major

 

Institutional Distinctiveness Task Force

Charge:
Establish the criteria and procedures for identifying, developing and assessing the College’s Distinctiveness through open forums and any comments submitted to it by members of the College Community; prepare recommendations and report to SPARC.

Members:

  • Dan Payne, Co-Chair; Associate Professor, English, Co-Chair
  • Patty Francis, Co-Chair, Associate Provost for Institutional Assessment & Effectiveness
  • Brian Beitzel, Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology & Counseling
  • Tom Rathbone, Associate Vice President, Facilities
  • Zachary Silver, Junior, Computer Science major
  • Gretchen Sorin, Distinguished Service Professor, History Museum Studies
  • Roger Sullivan, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management
  • Donna Vogler, Associate Professor, Biology


Organizational Structure Task Force

Charge:
Examine existing alignments of our functions and identify alternatives that could result in greater efficiency and/or synergy in the College’s operations; consider input gathered through the September environmental scan conducted by David McFarland and from the College community gathered through open forums; prepare recommendations and report to SPARC.

Members:

  • Cynthia Lassonde, Co-Chair; Associate Professor, Elementary Education & Reading
  • Barry Warren, Co-Chair, Associate Vice President for Development
  • Jerry Blechman, Professor, Earth Sciences
  • Deborah Farro-Lynd, Assistant Professor, Math, Computer Science & Statistics
  • Todd Foreman, Associate Vice President for Administration and Technology
  • Patrice Macaluso, Associate Professor, Theatre
  • Nancy Wolters, Associate Provost for Academic Support

 

Writing Committee

Charge:
Assist SPARC with final drafts.

Members:

  • Glenn Mayer, Chair, Assistant to the President, College Communications, SPARC Secretary
  • Jerry Blechman, Professor, Earth Sciences
  • Janet Potter, Associate Provost for Library & Information Services
  • Stephen Walsh, Associate Professor, Management, Marketing & Information Systems, Alternate Presiding Officer of the College Senate

 

Last Updated: December 15, 2009