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Strategic Planning Teams

Strategic Planning Committee (August, 2015 – January, 2016)

  • Jason Barnhart, Executive Director of Christian Ministries
  • Dr. Carlos Campo, President
  • Karen Hagans, Executive Director of Career Services
  • Dr. James Falter, Faculty, Business Administration
  • Dr. Daniel Fox, Faculty, Chair of the Marketing/Hospitality Management/Fashion Merchandising Department
  • Joyce Lamb, Chair, Board of Trustees
  • Dr. Dawn Weber, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Jeffrey Weidenhamer, Faculty, Chemistry/Geology/Physics

Strategic Planning Core Team (June 2017 – present)

  • Executive Director of Christian Ministries
  • Dr. Carlos Campo, President
  • Dr. Eun-Woo Chang, Provost
  • Dr. Hannah Clayborne, Vice President of Student Affairs
  • Patrick Ewing, Vice President of Operations and Planning
  • Josh Hughes, Director of Human Resources
  • Dr. Todd Marshall, Associate Provost
  • Margaret Pomfret, Vice President of Advancement
  • Dr. Deanna Romano, Faculty, Accreditation Liaison Officer
  • Dr. Jeff Sikkenga, Faculty, Faculty Senate Vice President
  • Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
  • Dr. Larry Bunce, Executive Director for Instutional Effectiveness

Institutional Pillar 1 Team:  Academic Excellence

  • Dr. Eun-Woo Chang, Provost (Team Leader, SP Core Team)
  • Dr. Todd Marshall, Associate Provost (SP Core Team)
  • Roger Beckett, Executive Director of the Ashbrook Center
  • Dr. Eugene Linton, Dean of Founders College
  • Dr. Donna Breault, Dean of the College of Education
  • Dr. Dan McDonald, Faculty, Faculty Senate President
  • Dr. David Foster, Faculty, Chair of the Department of History and Political Science
  • Dr. Mason Posner, Faculty, Chair of the Department of Biology
  • Andrew Havrisko, Assistant Director of Programs Recreational Services
  • Ronald Mickler, Director of Undergraduate Center for Academic Support

Institutional Pillar 2:  Our Unique Christian Identity

  • Executive Director of Christian Ministries (Team Leader, SP Core Team)
  • Dr. Dawn Weber, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Nicole Dyer, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
  • W.C. Vance, Director of Undergraduate Admissions
  • Dr. Peter Slade, Faculty, Chair of the Religion Department
  • Dr. John Byron, Interim Dean of Seminary
  • Mallorie Miller, Assistant Director of Christian Ministries
  • Sadie Zegarac, Admissions Representative
  • Dr. Craig Hovey, Executive Director of Ashland Center for Nonviolence
  • Dr. Daniel Fox, Faculty, Chair of the Marketing/Hospitality Management/Fashion Merchandising Department

Institutional Pillar 3:  Exemplary Fiscal Stewardship

  • Dr. Elad Granot, Dean of the College of Business and Economics
  • Matt Portner, Director of Auxiliary Services
  • Steve Howell, Director of Financial Aid
  • Dr. Don Tharp, Chief Information & Technology Officer
  • Dr. Daniel Fox, Faculty, Chair of the Marketing/Hospitality Management/Fashion Merchandising Department
  • Justin Fletcher, Assistant Director of Aquatics & Student Development Recreational Services
  • Margaret Pomfret, Vice President for Advancement (SP Core Team)
  • Patrick Ewing, Vice President for Operations and Planning (SP Core Team)
  • Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (SP Core Team)

Institutional Pillar 4:  A Healthy, Safe, and Supportive Campus Environment

  • Dr. Hannah Clayborne, Vice President of Student Affairs (Team Leader, SP Core Team)
  • Dr. Faye Grund, Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Al King, Director of Athletics
  • Fred Geib, Director of Dining Services
  • Dr. Deborah Sullivan, Director of Campus Wellness
  • Dr. Beth Patton, Faculty, Department of Health Sciences
  • Dave McLaughlin, Director of Safety Services
  • Jonathan Locust, Director of Institutional Diversity and Student Conduct

Institutional Pillar 5:  Enhanced Community Engagement

  • Patrick Ewing, Vice President for Operations and Planning (Team Leader, SP Core Team)
  • Jeff Alix, Director of Alumni Engagement
  • Dr. Tom Sudow, Director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Jennifer Washock, Director of Orientation and Community Service
  • Dusty Sloan, Director of Sports Information
  • Steve Hannan, Director of Public Relations
  • Dr. Jason Ellis, Faculty, Department of Educational Foundations and Instruction