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Strategic Planning Update/November

To Faculty and Staff:

This communication is a follow-up to my October 13, 2010 Strategic Planning Update. The Faculty Fellow for Strategic Planning has been chosen. The Strategic Planning Steering Committee was finalized late last week and had its first meeting today.

After carefully considering the applications submitted and interviewing two candidates, I selected Dr. Dennis Falk as the Faculty Fellow for Strategic Planning. Dr. Falk is a professor in the Department of Social Work. He has strong connections with faculty and staff members at UMD and a wide range of accomplishments that fit well with my plans for the strategic planning process.

The individuals listed on the roster below have agreed to serve on the Strategic Planning Steering Committee and its Executive Committee. I chose these faculty members, staff members, and students to represent most major areas of UMD. It was not feasible to have representatives from every office or group. Nor was it feasible to use everyone who volunteered or was nominated. I appreciate the broad interest in the strategic planning process and the outstanding nominations I received.

All members of the UMD campus community will have an opportunity to contribute to the strategic planning process and an opportunity to comment on drafts of the plan. Please contact me or members of the committee if you have questions or would like additional information. Summary notes of the committee's meetings will be shared with the campus.

Thank you again for your interest and support of the strategic planning process.


Strategic Planning Steering Committee

Praveen Aggarwal, Professor and Head, Marketing
Mary Cameron, Associate Director, Human Resources
Steve Colman, Director, Large Lakes Observatory
Victor de Meireles, Student Association President
Linda Deneen, Director, ITSS
Jeni Eltink, Program Director, First Year Experience
Beth Esselstrom, Director, Admissions
Dennis Falk, Professor, Social Work and Faculty Fellow
Greg Fox, Vice Chancellor, Finance and Operations

John Hamlin, Professor, Sociology-Anthropology and
Chair, Executive Committee of the Campus Assembly
Kit Hautamaki, Administrative Director, University Relations
Caitlin Herby, Student Association, Campus Outreach Director
Gary Holquist, Head Coach, Basketball
Jill Jenson, Associate Professor and Head, Writing Studies
John King, Director, Facilities Management
Loretta Kragness, Buildings and Grounds Worker, Housing, Teamsters
Judith Kritzmire, Professor, Music
Carmen Latterell, Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics
Vince Magnuson, Vice Chancellor, Academic Administration
Jackie Millslagle, Interim Vice Chancellor, Academic Support and Student Life
Mark Mizuko, Professor and Head, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Leigh Neys, Interim Director, International Education
Denise Osterholm, Lab Services Coordinator, Physics, AFSCME
Bill Payne, Associate Professor, Theatre
Gerald Pepper, Professor, Communications and Associate Dean, CLA
Michael Pfau, Associate Professor, Communication and UEA President-Elect
Lisa Pratt, Alumni Associate, University Relations
Jim Riehl, Dean, Swenson College of Science and Engineering
Jeff Romano, Director, Bookstore
Andrea Schokker, Professor and Head, Civil Engineering and Vice Chair of Educational Policy Committee
Rick Smith, Director, American Indian Learning Resource Center
Corbin Smyth, Director, Kirby Student Center and Student Affairs Committee
Joyce Strand, Associate Professor and Head, Education and
Executive Committee of the Campus Assembly
Bedasse Tadesse, Associate Professor, Economics

Bill Wade, Vice Chancellor, University Relations

Executive Team
Dennis Falk, Chair
Praveen Aggarwal
Mary Cameron
Victor de Meireles
Linda Deneen
John Hamlin
Gary Holquist
John King
Judith Kritzmire
Vince Magnuson
Jackie Millslagle
Jim Riehl
Joyce Strand