Intercom Online......October 22, 1998

Opportunity to learn about strategic plans

The University's five-year strategic plan continues to evolve as the University Planning Council gears up to help units across the University prepare their plans.

Now in its second year, the strategic plan has been closely guided by the UPC. The UPC will hold a special session, "Preparing a Strategic Planning Update," as an opportunity to learn more about how to prepare planning updates and to see how the UPC reviews these updates.

"Preparing a Strategic Planning Update" will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 9, in Alumni Ballroom D and E of The Nittany Lion Inn at University Park. The panel discussion will offer helpful hints on how to organize updates and will provide guidance on selecting information that appears in the final document.
The panel of Sally Kalin, associate dean, University Park Libraries; Betty Roberts, assistant vice president for Business Services; and David Wormley, dean, College of Engineering, will explain how to organize and update initiatives, describe how to respond to specific update requirements, and will discuss the characteristics of a successful planning update. If you would like to attend this panel discussion, contact the Center for Quality and Planning at (814) 863-8721.

The 1998-99 members of the University Planning Council are:

William W. Asbury, vice president for Student Affairs; Leonard J. Berkowitz, chair, University Faculty Senate and associate professor of philosophy; John A. Brighton, executive vice president and provost; Jill A. Bush, graduate student in kinesiology; Nancy L. Eaton, dean, University Libraries; Rodney A. Erickson, vice president for research and dean of the Graduate School; Louis F. Geschwindner Jr., immediate past chair, University Faculty Senate; and John M. Lilley, chair, Council of Academic Deans, and provost and dean, Penn State Erie.

Also, Anton E. Miller, undergraduate student in wildlife and fisheries science; Betty J. Roberts, assistant vice president for Business Services; Gary L. Mullen, head, Department of Mathematics; Gary C. Schultz, senior vice president for finance and business/treasurer; Elliot S. Vesell, Evan Pugh professor and assistant dean for graduate education; Susan Welch, dean, College of the Liberal Arts; and David N. Wormley, dean, College of Engineering. Administrative support is provided by P. Richard Althouse, budget officer of the University; Stephen Curley, assistant to the executive vice president and provost/ financial officer; William M. Mahon III, director of public information; and Louise E. Sandmeyer, executive director, Center for Quality and Planning. Administrative Fellows Joan M. Lakoski and Linda Clark Strauss are also part of the UPC.

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