This past spring Phase I of the strategic planning initiative was completed and findings were reported at the April 26th Town Hall. The Strategic Plan Steering Committee identified 11 broad priorities requiring further investigation to determine their appropriateness for inclusion into Bellarmine’s final strategic plan. A summary of Phase I can be found on the OneBellarmine Strategic Planning Information site. Phase II of the initiative began last week with Work Groups formed around the 11 broad priorities identified. I am excited to share over 150 staff and faculty volunteered to serve on the Work Groups and the membership list is listed below.
On May 16th, the Board of Trustees were presented an update on the progress made thus far in the strategic planning process. They were impressed with the 11 priorities identified and provided helpful feedback to the Steering Committee. The one area Trustees thought was important enough to add is the review of our opportunities and challenges in Athletics. Through substantive conversation, it became clear that this work should be done as part of our strategic planning process and a 12th Work Group will be charged with reviewing our conference affiliation as well as a review of our division. Made up largely of Trustees, this group will conduct their review in concert with our planning process. We are recruiting for that committee now and will release the names when the membership is complete.
I hope you are finding the time for some rest and relaxation this summer.
Susan M. Donovan, Ph.D