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Nominations Accepted for UW Strategic Planning Council Through Sept. 9

August 29, 2016

University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols is accepting nominations for people to serve on UW’s Strategic Planning Leadership Council through Friday, Sept. 9.

The council will be appointed by the president, following consultation with campus constituency groups, to provide overarching leadership for development of an integrated, comprehensive strategic plan to guide the university for the next five years.

The council will be chaired by Provost Kate Miller, with voting members as follows: two deans, one director, one department head, four faculty members, one athletics representative, one undergraduate student, one graduate student, two staff members, one trustee, one UW Foundation Board member and one UW Alumni Association Board member.

Those wishing to submit names for the president’s consideration are asked to do so by emailing by Sept. 9. She plans to announce the council membership at a strategic planning kickoff event Friday, Sept. 23, with special guest F. King Alexander, president of Louisiana State University.

Ex-officio members of the Strategic Planning Leadership Council are Vice President of Institutional Advancement Ben Blalock, UW Alumni Association Executive Director Keener Fry, Vice President for Research and Economic Development Bill Gern, Vice President for Administration Bill Mai, Vice President for Student Affairs Sara Axelson, Athletics Director Tom Burman, Vice President for Information Technology Robert Aylward and Vice President for Governmental and Community Affairs Chris Boswell.

Following an extensive series of campuswide and statewide discussions, the leadership council is scheduled to begin drafting the strategic plan in January, with presentation of a draft to the campus community and stakeholders in March. The revised plan then will be presented at a town-hall meeting for consideration by the governing bodies of Faculty Senate, Staff Senate and the Associated Students of UW.

Following approval by the Board of Trustees, the plan will be implemented at the start of the 2017-18 fiscal year, with college and unit plans finalized in fall 2017.

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