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The University Planning Committee

The University Planning Committee is appointed by the chancellor to oversee strategic planning at the university.

The committee is charged with the responsibility for:
1) analyzing the demographic, educational societal, and economic environment in which the University exists and operates,
2) reviewing both the mission and mission statements of the University,
3) overseeing an effective, integrated institutional planning process,
4) establishing success benchmarks and metrics to monitor progress on vision and goals,
5) supporting integrated planning efforts across all divisions,
6) annually assessing the implementation of the strategic plan and identifying priorities that will advance the University's vision and goals, and
7) annually providing recommendations jointly to the Chancellor and the Chancellor's Cabinet, after consultation with the University Senate Executive Committee, the Student Senate Leadership, and the University Staff Council, for annual priorities that will advance the University's vision and goals.

Members and their terms

Andy Jepsen, Director (University Recreation)
Mitch Freymiller, Senior Lecturer (Biology, College of Arts and Sciences)

Debra Jansen, Associate Dean (College of Nursing and Health Sciences)
Billy Felz, Director (Advising, Retention and Career Center)

Leah Olson-McBride, Associate Professor and Chair (Social Work, College of Education and Human Sciences)
Brent Opall, Assistant Professor (Management, College of Business)

Jenni Sterling, University Services Associate (Student Affairs)
Dandrielle Lewis, Associate Professor (Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences)

Ex Officio
Evan Weiher, University Senate Chair
Katy McGarry, Student Senate President
Andy Nelson, Institutional Research

MJ Brukardt, Special Assistant to the Chancellor, Executive Director of Marketing and Planning
Corry Mahnke, Administrative Assistant

Meeting Minutes