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President Perman Invites the University Community to Participate in Campus Strategic Planning Process

In a videotape address, President Jay A. Perman, MD, has invited the entire campus community to participate in the strategic planning process that will shape the future of the campus for the next five years and beyond.

Perman selected Peter Gilbert, vice president for planning and accountability, and Stephen Bartlett, MD, professor and chair, Department of Surgery in the School of Medicine, to serve as co-chairs of the planning committee that is leading the project.

"This will require an effort that is broadly inclusive, engaging our faculty, staff, students, partners, and communities," Perman says. "We need an innovative forward-thinking plan to ensure that the University reaches its full potential as a leader in higher education, research, service, and community engagement."

A series of Town Hall meetings are scheduled at the Southern Management Corporation Campus Center to discuss various strategic planning themes:

* Jan. 31, 10:30 to noon-Create a culture of diversity, inclusion, transparency, and accountability. Create a dynamic campus community.

* Feb. 2, 3 to 4 p.m.-Excel at interprofessionalism in education, research, clinical care, and public service.

* Feb. 3, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.-Develop local and global initiatives that address critical issues.

* Feb. 7, 3 to 4:30 p.m.-Be an economic driver through entrepreneurial business development and philanthropy. Develop and implement a responsible and enduring financial model for the University.

* Feb. 8, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.-Achieve pre-eminence as an innovator in our missions of education, research, clinical care, and public service.

A website (http://www.umaryland.edu/strategicplan) has been created to contain all the latest news and developments on the planning process and the plan itself. Perman says, "I encourage you to visit it often to share your ideas and to stay connected."

He adds, "Our University has achieved many wonderful things in its illustrious history. Still, I believe the University's greatest achievements are in its future. We need a strategic plan to assist us in reaching our collective goals. This plan cannot be the staid effort that we envision when we hear the term 'strategic plan.' This plan must bring our strengths and values together to make us greater than the sum of our parts."

Posting Date: 01/26/2011
Contact Name: Ed Fishel
Contact Phone: 410-706-3801
Contact Email: efishel@umaryland.edu