Strategic plan update comments due Oct. 26

Comments on updating WSU’s strategic plan are due by Oct. 26, so the recently named committee can review them and prepare draft proposals for university leadership.

The committee will review responses to the strategic plan survey (ONLINE @, input from forums held on all four campuses, and comments addressed to

The Strategic Planning Committee has been appointed with the charge of overseeing and coordinating the review and update of the strategic plan, including vision, mission, values and goals. 

Larry James, associate executive vice president, will chair the committee.

“This is an important opportunity to help chart the future course of the university,” he said. “Members of the university community are welcome to get in touch with me or any member of the committee to share your thoughts.”

Besides James, committee members are:
Robert C. Bates, provost and executive vice president – ex-officio
Warwick Bayly, College of Veterinary Medicine
Karl Boehmke, planning and budget – ex-officio
Diane Carroll, libraries faculty member
Vicky Carwein, WSU Tri-Cities
Manpreet Chahal, GPSA
Bill Cofer, Faculty Senate representative, civil and environmental engineering
Hal Dengerink, WSU Vancouver
Dennis Dyck, WSU Spokane
John Fraire, enrollment management
John Gardner, extension and economic development
Howard Grimes, Graduate School
Lance LeLoup, international programs
Cori Mantle-Bromley, teaching and learning
ViJi Murali, information services
Vicky Murray, business affairs
Muriel Oaks, Center for Distance and Professional Education
Jim Petersen, research
Barbara Petura, university relations
Kathy Lu Szabo, administrative/professional staff, Agricultural Research Center
Christine Talbott, classified staff, marketing
Mike Tate, student affairs, equity and diversity
Mary Wack, undergraduate education
Kasey Webster, ASWSU

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