Additional Strategic Planning Session Scheduled for January 22 at 2:00pm

Dear Faculty and Staff Colleagues and Appalachian Students:

I would like to report that the Strategic Planning Advisory Council (SPAC), co-chaired by Vice Chancellor Randy Edwards and myself, hosted fifteen meetings last semester with key campus stakeholders and governance groups across campus. We wish to thank all of those who participated and provided valuable feedback throughout the process. These meetings have allowed the campus community another opportunity to review the strategic plan and to evaluate the plan as it relates to the Chancellor's priorities. SPAC will now work with the University Planning and Priorities Council (UPPC) to prioritize elements of the strategic plan, based upon feedback from the campus, for: (a) funding and (b) provide messaging for Chancellor Everts.

But first, we would like to host an additional open forum on Friday, January 22 at 2 p.m. in room 114 Belk Library for anyone who would like to attend. Also, please continue to submit your input and feedback regarding priorities relative to components of the University Strategic Plan via the IRAP website at

* And lastly, please mark your calendars for campus budget hearings scheduled for April 22, 2016. Additional details to follow.

Best wishes

Darrell Kruger
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

Published: Jan 12, 2016 11:47am