President Bell announces members of Strategic Planning Council

Arielle Lipan

University President Stuart Bell sent an email Tuesday morning announcing who will be on the Strategic Planning Council for the University. 

The council consists of 14 members of faculty, staff and students and is chaired by Interim Provost Kevin Whitaker. These members will discuss improvements for graduate enrollment growth, faculty growth, facilities, research and diversity. 

According to an email from Nov. 18, the subject of diversity was recently added to the roster after Bell met several times with Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. David Grady, faculty and students. 

The council will begin working on Dec. 9 to develop a timeline and scope of work. Their website will launch the same day where people can follow the council’s progress and give input. 

“Our overarching goal is to make sure our students are prepared to be successful in a globally connected world,” Bell said in the email. 

The council members are as follows:

  • Milla Boschung, dean, Human Environmental Sciences
  • Jennifer Clark, president, Professional Staff Assembly
  • Lynda Gilbert, vice president, Financial Affairs
  • Todd Hester, president, Office, Clerical and Technical Staff Assembly
  • Peter Hlebowitsh, dean, College of Education
  • Burcu Keskin, associate professor, Operations Management
  • Michael Kreger, professor, Garry Neil Drummond Endowed Chair of Civil Engineering
  • John Lochman, professor, Saxon Chair of Clinical Psychology
  • Donna Meester, president, Faculty Senate
  • Rosalind Moore, director, Undergraduate and Graduate Student Involvement
  • Carl Pinkert, vice president, Research and Economic Development
  • Samory Pruitt, vice president, Community Affairs
  • Marie Robbins, senior associate athletics director/senior woman administrator
  • Elliot Spillers, president, Student Government Association