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Strategic Scenario Planning Teams

Co-Chairs:

  • President Ed Seidel | Provost Anne Alexander

Members

  • Rudi Michalak (Chair, Faculty Senate)

  • Riley Talamantes (President, ASUW)

  • Courtney Titus (Vice President, ASUW)

  • Chris Stratton (President, Staff Senate)

  • Laura Perez (Director of Diversity, ASUW)

  • Laura Schmid-Pizzato (UW Trustee)

  • Macey Moore (UW Trustee)

  • Mary Ivanoff (Chief of Staff, Office of the President)

  • Gregg Cawley (Professor, SPPAIS)

  • Adrienne Freng (Professor & Department Chair, A&S)

  • Keener Fry (Executive Director, Alumni Association)

 

The planning team’s Deliverables will be to:

  1. Building on information already developed by the administration, decide on further nominations for members that should be included in these efforts on subcommittees, as well as suggesting subcommittee structures

  2. Review our mission and values

  3. Help conduct a Strategic Listening Tour (details in the Timeline/Workplan)

  4. Build on and further develop and recommend strategic themes based on President Seidel’s 4 Pillars (more digital, entrepreneurial, inclusive, and interdisciplinary) and on campus and key stakeholder engagement; other themes that emerge should also be built and developed

  5. Aggregate themes and develop a strategic plan framework for recommendation to President Seidel and the Board of Trustees

  6. Coordinate and provide leadership to working groups to address strategic themes

  7. Identify and recommend key strategic goals and objectives

  8. Produce a strategic plan for recommendation to President Seidel and the Board of Trustees by April 30, 2021

  9. Make recommendations for implementation.

Members and Charge

Co-Chairs:

  • President Ed Seidel | Provost Anne Alexander

Members

  • Neil Theobald

  • Bill Mai

  • Ed Synakowski

  • Dave Sprott

  • Peter Parolin

  • Alyson Hagy

  • Steve Farkas

  • John Koprowski

  • Isa Helfgott

  • John Ritten

  • David Keto

  • Holly Krutka

  • Ruben Gamboa

  • Gabrielle Allen

  • Dave Williams

  • Nycole Courtney

  • Ben Blalock

  • David Jewell

  • Anas Alrejjal

  • Ronn Smith

  • Elizabeth Traver

 

The charge for the Big Sky Group is:

To envision the new UW from scratch, to achieve goals and build pillars, that must connect to the more traditional university strategic planning group, so that we can meet in the middle. Make big, bold, and potentially disruptive recommendations about the direction of the university, as well as what it needs to leave behind.

Co-Chairs:

  • Robert Aylward | Bryan Shader

Members

  • Ed Synakowski

  • Gabrielle Allen

  • Neil Theobald

  • Ivan Gaetz

  • Cam Wright

  • Jeff Hamerlinck

  • Mohammad Piri

  • Craig Douglas

  • Suiresh Muknahallipatna

  • Bart Geerts

  • Cathy Moen

  • Mohammed Ahmed

  • Steven Barrett

  • Emma Jane Alexander

  • Andrea Burrows

  • Adam Meyers

  • Mike Borowczak

  • Amanda Lehman

  • Rami Alloush

  • Santosh Madhyanam

  • Ibrahim Muddasser

 

The charge for the Digital Pillar Group is:

Working in tandem with Strategic Scenario Planning group to explore UW’s infrastructure, organizational structures, policies and incentives needed to build out the pillars, our future foundations for innovation and change at UW which will pivot the institution to financial sustainability and accelerate our role as an economic development engine. This pillar addresses both (a) modern approaches to computation, data, AI, and their applications across all disciplines, and (b) digital delivery of courses and support for research and scholarship. Working in tandem with Strategic Scenario Planning and BlueSky groups, this group will explore programs, infrastructure and organizational structures needed to build out the foundations for research, education, and innovation in the digital and computational spaces, pivoting UW to financial sustainability and accelerating its role as an economic development engine.

Co-Chairs:

  • Danny Dale | Steve Farkas

Members

  • Dave Sprott

  • Rob Godby

  • Leslie Rush

  • Ben Blalock

  • Tara Evans

  • Joy Landeira

  • Neil Thebald

  • Scott Turpen

  • Ben Cook

  • Bill Mai

  • Phillip Treick

  • Doug Russell

  • Michael Dillon

  • Tyler Kerr

  • Santosh Madhyanam

  • Anna Radford

  • Sujan Dhakal

  • Jeannie Czech

  • Patrick Kreiser

  • Dave Bohling

  • Roger Coupal

  • Cindy Price Schultz

  • Bob Sprague

  • Brittany Stadler

  • Mitchell Quade

 

The charge for the Entrepreneurial Pillar Group is:

Working in tandem with Strategic Scenario Planning group to explore UW’s infrastructure, organizational structures, policies and incentives needed to build out the pillars, our future foundations for innovation and change at UW which will pivot the institution to financial sustainability and accelerate our role as an economic development engine. This pillar addresses both (a) Enhancing the ability and incentives for our faculty and staff to raise additional revenue streams from grants, licenses, gifts, corporate partnerships, etc. In addition, strategic tuition planning is integral to this charge, and (b) Activities that support value creation around new businesses, from educational offerings for students and postdocs through faculty starting companies. These activities should support existing economies in Wyoming (e.g., Agriculture, Energy, Tourism, Extraction) and new economies to be developed (e.g., Blockchain, AI, technologies, and applications across markets). Working in tandem with Strategic Scenario Planning and BlueSky groups, this group will explore programs, infrastructure and organizational structures needed to build out innovation and entrepreneurship, pivoting UW to financial sustainability and accelerating its role as an economic development engine. A primary component of the charge of every group is to infuse the pillars into the student experience from first year living learning communities to senior capstone projects and identify opportunities to infuse access for graduate students. Every student should be exposed to modern approaches to innovation that are profoundly transforming our world.

Co-Chairs:

  • Emily Monago | Tom Burman

Members

  • Jacquelyn Bridgeman

  • Fred Dixon

  • Reinette Tendore

  • Brent Pickett

  • Kim Chestnut

  • Chad Baldwin

  • Richard Kitchen

  • Michelle Jarman

  • Tara Evans

  • Devon Moss

  • Sam Kalen

  • David Jones

  • Teena Gabrielson

  • Tom Koczara

  • Ryan O’Neill

  • Tami Benham Deal

  • Kate Muir Welsh

  • Kathryn Tay

  • Casey Wood

  • Shelley Dodd

  • Rudi Michalak

  • Maeve Knepper

  • Elyshka Rivera

  • Christine Wade

  • Susanna Goodin

  • Lydia Nganga

  • Hannah Rhymes

  • Tasnim Ara

  • Jill Johnson

 

The charge for the Inclusivity Pillar Group is:


Working in tandem with Strategic Scenario Planning and BlueSky groups, explore the infrastructure and structures needed to build out the foundations for inclusivity at UW and in Wyoming, pivoting UW to financial sustainability and accelerating its role as an economic development engine. A Wyoming that welcomes and includes broad perspectives and diverse backgrounds and experiences will thrive economically, culturally, and socially.

Co-Chairs:

  • Ed Synakowski | Scott Henkel

Members

  • Gabrielle Allen

  • Holly Krutka

  • John Koprowski

  • Isa Helfgott

  • RoseMarie London

  • Sandy Root Elledge

  • Karen Bartsch Estes

  • Jim Ahern

  • Jing Zhou

  • Susan Aronstein

  • Katie Christensen

  • Hunter Swilling

  • Anas Alrejjal

  • Saber Smith

  • Tasnim Ara

  • Johannes Addido

  • Jay Shogren

  • Paul Flesher

  • Dave Bagley

  • Barbara Rasco

  • Peter Parolin

  • Toby Marlatt

  • Jeannie Czech

  • Jennifer McKenna


The charge for the Interdisciplinary Pillar Group is:


Working in tandem with Strategic Scenario Planning group to explore UW’s infrastructure, organizational structures, policies and incentives needed to build out the pillars, our future foundations for innovation and change at UW which will pivot the institution to financial sustainability and accelerate our role as an economic development engine. This pillar aims to bring the expertise of the university from its many departments together through constructive mechanisms that enables the university and partners to address particular problems facing Wyoming, e.g., through interdisciplinary programs, centers, and schools, programs such as the Grand Challenges under development, and so on. These activities should include research, education, and innovation activities alike, as well as corporate partnerships.Working in tandem with Strategic Scenario Planning and BlueSky groups, this group will explore programs, infrastructure and organizational structures needed to build out the foundations for interdisciplinary research, education, and innovation and incentives for interdisciplinarity across UW, pivoting UW to financial sustainability and accelerating its role as an economic development engine.

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