Strategic Plan Subcommittee Reports

subcommittee report

 

In January and February of 2012, the 2020 Commission engaged a series of subcommittees structured around each of the proposed strategic directions. The subcommittees were charged with developing a set of strategic goals and initiatives that are designed to advance each of the six strategic directions.

Roster of 2020 Commission Subcommittees

(Note: Names marked with an asterisk are also members of the 2020 Commission.)

Fulfill the Educational Needs of our State and Region

  • Chair: Dr. Mimi Fenton – Professor, English*
  • Dr. Chandrika Balasubramanian, Associate Professor, English
  • Dr. Carroll Brown, Assistant Professor, Hospitality and Tourism
  • Dr. Louis Buck, Interim Dean, College of Business
  • Ms. Sarah Burkhardt, President, Graduate Student Association *
  • Mr. Phil Cauley, Director, Admissions
  • Dr. Susan Fouts, Director, Continuing Education
  • Dr. Kate Greysen, Associate Dean, Graduate School
  • Dr. Jennifer Hinton, Associate Professor, Recreational Therapy
  • Dr. Dave Kinner, Assistant Professor, Geosciences and Natural Resources
  • Dr. Mark Lord, Interim Associate Provost
  • Dr. Mike Murray, Superintendent, Jackson County Public Schools*
  • Dr. Will Peebles, Professor and Director, School of Music
  • Dr. Don Tomas, President, Southwestern Community College*
  • Dr. David Tyler, Assistant Professor, Sport Management*
  • Dr. Wes Stone, Associate Professor, Engineering Technology*
  • Dr. David Westling, Adelaide Worth Daniels Distinguished Professor, Special Education
  • Dr. Tracy Zontek, Associate Professor, Environmental Health

Invest in Our People

  • Co-Chair: Mr. Jason Lavigne – President, WCU Staff Senate
  • Co-Chair: Dr. Vicki Szabo, Associate Professor, History
  • Ms. Kathy Abbott-Beam, Board of Directors, WCU Foundation*
  • Ms. Anne Aldrich, Executive Assistant, Office of the Provost
  • Dr. Lance Alexis, Director, Disability Services*
  • Ms. Tonya Basse, Advisor, Advising Center
  • Dr. Jo Blaylock, Vice President for Human Resources and External Relations, Harrah’s Casino Cherokee
  • Dr. Debra Burke, Associate Dean, College of Business
  • Mr. Robert Edwards, Vice Chancellor, Administration and Finance*
  • Dr. Dave Evanoff, Assistant Professor, Chemistry
  • Dr. Judy Neubrander, Associate Professor and Interim Department Head, School of Nursing*
  • Dr. Jane Nichols, Associate Professor, School of Art and Design
  • Dr. Lisen Roberts, Associate Professor, Human Services
  • Dr. Cheryl Waters-Tormey, Associate Professor, Geosciences and Natural Resources
  • Ms. Donna Welch, Executive Assistant, Student Affairs*
  • Ms. Kathy Wong, Director, Human Resources*
  • Dr. Laura Wright, Associate Professor, English
  • Dr. Bill Yang, Assistant Professor, Engineering Technology

Enhance Our Community Partnerships

  • Chair: Dr. Chris Cooper, Associate Professor and Interim Department Head, Political Science
  • Mr. Larry Arbaugh, Associate Director, WCU Athletics*
  • Dr. Pete Bates, Associate Professor and Interim Department Head, Geosciences and Natural Resources
  • Dr. Lisa Briggs, Associate Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Ms. Wendy Cagle, Director, Small Business and Technology Development Center
  • Ms. Denise Drury, Interim Director, WCU Fine Arts Museum
  • Dr. Jane Eastman, Associate Professor, Anthropology Sociology
  • Dr. Betty Farmer, Professor, Communication
  • Dr. Chip Ferguson, Associate Professor and Interim Department Head, Engineering Technology
  • Dr. Bruce Frazier, Carol Grotnes Belk Endowed Chair, School of Music*
  • Ms. Sarah Graham, Regional Planner, Southwestern NC Planning and Economic Development Commission
  • Dr. Connie Haire, Board of Director, Advantage West*
  • Ms. Janice Holt, Director, Teacher Recruitment, Advising, and Career Support
  • Ms. Patsy Miller, Director, WCU Programs in Asheville
  • Dr. Hollye Moss, Associate Professor, Global Management and Strategy
  • Mr. Charlie Myers, Associate Director, Cherokee Preservation Foundation*
  • Dr. Maurice Phipps, Professor, Parks and Recreation Management
  • Dr. Linda Stanford, Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences
  • Ms. Suzanne Stone, Owner, Rolling Stone Burrito

Enrich the Total Student Experience

  • Chair, Mr. Keith Corzine – Director, Residential Living
  • Ms. Jane Adams-Dunford, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs
  • Dr. Risto Atanasov, Assistant Professor, Mathematics
  • Ms. Roseanna Belt, Director, Cherokee Center
  • Mr. Gorham Bradley, Director of Catamount Club, WCU Athletics
  • Dr. Brian Byrd, Assistant Professor, Environmental Health
  • Mr. TJ Eaves, President, Student Government Association*
  • Dr. George Ford, Assistant Professor, Construction Management
  • Ms. Lisa Frady, Advisor, Advising Center
  • Dr. Regis Gilman, Interim Dean, Educational Outreach
  • Dr. Windy Gordon, Assistant Professor, Psychology
  • Dr. Leah Hampton, Associate Director, Writing and Learning Commons*
  • Dr. Glenda Hensley, Director, First Year Experiences
  • Mr. Jeff Hughes, Director, A.K. Hinds University Center
  • Dr. Gary Jones, Associate Professor, Business Administration
  • Mr. Kenny Messer, Past-President, Catamount Club Board*
  • Dr. Niall Michelsen, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Lois Petrovich-Mwaniki, Director, International Programs
  • Dr. Brian Railsback, Dean, Honors College
  • Ms. Paige Roberson, Director, Downtown Sylva Association
  • Mr. Scott Swartzentruber, Director, Networking Services
  • Ms. Alessia Zanin-Yost, Associate Professor, Hunter Library*

Invest in Our Core Resources

  • Chair: Dr. Anna McFadden – Academic Engagement IT Governance
  • Mr. Fred Alexander, District Manager, Duke Energy
  • Ms. Lauren Bishop, Energy Manager, Facilities Management
  • Mr. Shea Browning, Associate General Counsel, WCU Legal Counsel
  • Mr. Craig Fowler, CIO*
  • Mr. Larry Hammer, University Registrar
  • Ms. Alison Joseph, Applications and Research Analyst, Institutional Planning Effectiveness
  • Mr. Larry Kernea, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Tri-County Community College*
  • Dr. Bill Kwochka, Associate Professor, Chemistry Physics
  • Mr. Steve Lillard, Assistant Chief, University Police*
  • Dr. David McCord, Professor and Department Head, Psychology*
  • Dr. Bill Perry, Professor, Computer Information Systems
  • Mr. Mike Poore, President/CEO, MedWest Health System*
  • Dr. John Sherlock, Associate Professor, Human Resources
  • Mr. Joe Walker, Associate Vice Chancellor, Facilities Management*
  • Ms. Nancy Wike, Accountant, Administration and Finance
  • Dr. John Williams, Professor, Anthropology

Garner Support for Our Vision

  • Chair: Dr. Bill Ogletree – Professor and Department Head, Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Dr. Carol Burton, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Undergraduate Studies*
  • Dr. Russ Curtis, Associate Professor, Human Services
  • Mr. Ken Flynt, Associate Dean, College of Business
  • Dr. Roger Hartley, Associate Professor, Political Science
  • Mr. Jerry Kiser, Former Member, WCU Board of Trustees*
  • Mr. Ron Leatherwood, Former Member, UNC Board of Governors*
  • Ms. Dianne Lynch, Chief of Staff*
  • Mr. Clifton Metcalf, Vice Chancellor, Advancement and External Affairs*
  • Mr. Jim Miller, Associate Vice Chancellor, Development*
  • Dr. Sam Miller, Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs*
  • Dr. Lynda Parlett, Associate Dean, Graduate School and Research
  • Mr. Marty Ramsey, Director, Alumni Affairs
  • Dr. Dana Sally, Dean, Hunter Library*
  • Mr. Bill Studenc, Director, News Services*
  • Mr. Chuck Wooten, Jackson County Manager
  • Dr. James Zhang, Interim Dean, Kimmel School of Construction Management Technology
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