ECU 2023-28 Strategic Plan Refresh

February 2023 Strategic Refresh Plan Open Forum

2/27/2023 at 10am in the Black Box Theater in MSC

Open Forum Recording Open Forum PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)

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Sharon Paynter, Ph.D
Acting Chief Research and Engagement Officer
Office of Research, Economic Development, and Engagement
Ravi Paul, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Management Information Systems
College of Business

Dear ECU Community,
Strategic planning is underway at ECU, and we’re excited to share some updates with you today. The Strategic Planning Committee, as you will see from the list below, has been working for several months to ensure broad perspectives inform our strategic plan refresh.

ECU Strategic Planning Committee

  • Sharon Paynter
  • Ravi Paul
  • Thomas R. Tempel
  • Zach Loch
  • Aisha Powell
  • Anne Swenson Ticknor
  • Lanika Wright
  • Ying Zhou
  • Kristen Springer Dreyfus

This group built on core university strengths, identified opportunities that are most likely to move ECU forward, and focused attention on ways the university can impact our local and global communities. We then convened a larger group of stakeholders, the Strategic Advisory Committee, for suggestions that further strengthened the proposed plan. We want to thank the committee members for their time, expertise, and insight to this point.

ECU Strategic Advisory Committee

  • Greg Abeyounis
  • Elizabeth Ables
  • Griffin Avin
  • Caroline Bevillard
  • Ryan Christopher Bonnett
  • Savannah Boyd
  • Michelle Brooks
  • Leigh Cellucci
  • Leslie Cofie
  • Jonathan Eugene Coleman
  • Kathleen Cox
  • Jeffrey Dozier
  • LaKesha Alston Forbes
  • David Griffith
  • Lee Grubb
  • Allen Guidry
  • Todd Hickey
  • Elizabeth Hodge
  • Eric Houston
  • Garrett Killian
  • Jan Lewis
  • Tijjani Mohammed
  • Marianne Montgomery
  • Karson Nelson
  • Maggie Lee Nelms Pafford
  • Shannon Baker Powell
  • Jon Rezek
  • Marlena Rose
  • Daniel Clifton Shirley
  • Jamie Smith
  • Jeremy B. Tuchmayer
  • Margaret Frank Turner
  • Keith Wheeler

Their effort resulted in the draft plan (PDF) that is ready for campus feedback.

We now want to get input from faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders. We are excited to invite you to participate in the process.

We are excited about our progress so far and thank you for your participation, support, and thoughtful input as we move forward. Along those lines, we invite your input.

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