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Implementation

 

The Board of Trustees endorsed the university’s strategic plan in September 2021, including an implementation process with executive sponsors for each theme area and a Strategic Plan Implementation Steering Committee, or SPISC, comprising the executive sponsors of the six theme areas, leaders of the DEI and RVSM strategic planning efforts and other members appointed by the president.

 

Steering Committee Membership

 

Bill Beekman, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Chair 

 

Norman Beauchamp Jr., Executive Vice President for Health Sciences

(Executive Sponsor: Staff and Faculty Success; Sustainable Health;Discovery, Creativity and Innovation for Excellence and Global Impact)

Jabbar R. Bennett, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer

(Executive Sponsor: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion)

Dan Bollman, Vice President for Strategic Infrastructure Planning and Facilities 

Rebecca Campbell, Professor of Psychology and Co-Chair of the RVSM Expert Advisory Workgroup 

Lisa Frace, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

(Executive Sponsor: Stewardship and Sustainability)

Douglas Gage, Vice President for Research and Innovation

(Executive Sponsor: Discovery, Creativity and Innovation for Excellence and Global Impact)

Vennie Gore, Senior Vice President for Student Life and Engagement

(Executive Sponsor: Student Success)

Thomas Glasmacher, Laboratory Director and Project Director, Facility for Rare Isotope Beams 

Joseph Salem Jr., Dean of Libraries and Interim Associate Provost for Teaching and Learning Innovation

Mike Stokes, Interim Director of Financial Planning and Budget

Heather Swain, Vice President for Marketing, Public Relations and Digital Strategy 

Melissa Woo, Executive Vice President for Administration and Chief Information Officer

(Executive Sponsor: Staff and Faculty Success;Stewardship and Sustainability)

Teresa K. Woodruff, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

(Executive Sponsor: Student Success; Staff and Faculty Success; Discovery, Creativity and Innovation for Excellence and Global Impact)

Mike Zeig, Chief of Staff, Office of the President

 

 

Executive sponsors will lead implementation in their theme areas at the university level, consulting with shared governance as appropriate. The SPISC will help ensure progress across all themes and facilitate coordination, communication and engagement.

 

Strategic Theme Work Groups

Within each theme area, work groups appointed by executive sponsors will advance implementation. While the approaches taken by work groups will vary, some common features of their work will be to identify key strategies, prioritize initiatives, refine or confirm metrics, engage stakeholders and report progress regularly to the steering committee.

 

Executive sponsors have established the following strategic theme work groups:

Executive Sponsors

Teresa K. Woodruff, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Vennie Gore, Senior Vice President for Student Life and Engagement

 

 

Erin Carter, Interim Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Life and Outreach and Engagement, convener

Amy Martin, Assistant Dean, Student Success Operations, convener

Jason Beaudin, Executive Director for Educational Technology 

Renee Brown, Director, Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement 

Bethan Cantwell – Assistant Provost and Director of Institutional Research

Pero Dagbovie, Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School

Greg Deppong, University Controller

Mary Finn, Dean, College of Social Science

Ray Gasser, Executive Director, Residence Education and Housing Services

Steve Hanson, Associate Provost and Dean, International Studies and Programs

Mark Largent, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Renata Opoczynski, Assistant Dean, Student Success Assessment and Strategic Initiatives

Aaron Reifler, Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Jeno Rivera, Associate Professor in the College of Residential Arts and Humanities

Genyne Royal, Assistant Dean, Student Success Initiatives and Director, Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative 

Joseph Salem Jr., Dean, MSU Libraries and Interim Associate Provost for Teaching and Learning Innovation

Allyn Shaw, Assistant Vice President, Student Life and Engagement

Kendra Spence Chervelle, Dean, Lyman Briggs College

Laurie Thorpe, Director, Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment

Dave Weatherspoon, Associate Provost of Enrollment and Academic Strategic Planning

Student members to be appointed from ASMSU, COGS


 

Executive Sponsors

Norman Beauchamp Jr., Executive Vice President for Health Sciences

Teresa K. Woodruff, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Melissa Woo, Executive Vice President for Administration and Chief Information Officer

 

 

Jabbar R. Bennett, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer

Bryan Beverly, Academic Specialist and Director, Office of K-12 Outreach, College of Education

Laura Bix, Assistant Dean, Teaching, Learning and Analytics, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Victor DiRita, Rudolph Hugh Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, College of Veterinary Medicine

Rick Fanning, Interim Associate Vice President, Human Resources

Thomas Jeitschko, Senior Associate Provost

Chris Long, Dean, Honors College and College of Arts and Letters 

Navaeh Marshall, undergraduate student (horticulture)

Kristen Mulder, Finance Senior Assistant Manager/Analyst, Office of the Controller

Gabe Ording, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Integrative Studies, College of Natural Science 

Cameron Thies, Dean, James Madison College

Leigh Small, Interim Dean, College of Nursing

Melissa Sortman, Director, Academic Human Resources 

Aron Sousa, Interim Dean, College of Human Medicine

Dave Weatherspoon, Associate Provost of Enrollment and Academic Strategic Planning

Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (hiring in progress)

Student members to be appointed from ASMSU, COGS

Executive Sponsors
Doug Gage, Vice President, Office of Research and Innovation

Thomas Glasmacher, Laboratory Director and Project Director, Facility for Rare Isotope Beams , convener

Titus AwokuseAssociate Dean for Research and Strategic Partnerships, International Studies and Programs

Jiquan Chen, Professor, Department Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences, College of Social Science

Federica BrandizziMSU Foundation Professor, Department of Plant Biology, College ofNatural Science; MSU-DOE Plant Research Lab member and Science Director, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center

Christina Chan, Interim Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, and Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering; University Distinguished Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Natural Science

Bill Hart-Davidson, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, College of Arts and Letters

Arjun Krishnan, Assistant Professor, Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Natural Science

Kendall MahnAssociate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Natural Science 
Evonne PedawiDirector, Contract and Grant Administration

Amy Ralston, James K. Billman Jr., M.D., Endowed Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Natural Science

Quinetta Roberson, John A. Hannah Professor of Management and Psychology, Broad College of Business and College of Social Science

Mike Stokes, Interim Director, Office of Financial Planning and Budget

Bruno Takahashi, Brandt Associate Professor of Environmental Communication, School of Journalism and AgBioResearch; Research Director, Knight Center for Environmental Journalism

Kurt Zinn, Professor, Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Radiology and Small Animal Clinical Sciences; Colleges of Engineering, Human Medicine and Veterinary Medicine


 

Executive Sponsor

Norman Beauchamp Jr., Executive Vice President for Health Sciences

 

Bill Beekman, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives  

Jabbar R. Bennett, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer

Prabu David, Dean, College of Communication Arts and Sciences

Lisa Frace, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Wondwossen Gebreyes, American Council on Education Fellow 

Norm Hubbard, Chief Business Officer, Office of Health Sciences 

Laura Kuczajda, Chief of Staff, Office of the Executive Vice President for Health Sciences


 

Executive Sponsors

Lisa Frace, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Melissa Woo, Executive Vice President for Administration and Chief Information Officer

 

Objective 1: Long-term, Comprehensive Financial Model (Century Bond)

 

Jeff Rayis, Director, Treasury and Financial Management, convener

Jabbar R. Bennett, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer

Dan Bollman, Vice President for Strategic Infrastructure Planning and Facilities

Douglas Gage, Vice President for Research and Innovation

Thomas GlasmacherLaboratory Director and Project Director, Facility for Rare Isotope Beams

Norm Hubbard, Chief Business Officer, Office of Health Sciences 

Thomas JeitschkoSenior Associate Provost

Bob Patterson, Unit Chief Financial Officer, Residential and Hospitality Services

Kim Tobin, Vice President for University Advancement

Philip Zecher, Chief Investment Officer

A separate workgroup will be formed to address budget process

 

Objective 2: Comprehensive Facilities and Land Use Plan

 

Dan Bollman, Vice President for Strategic Infrastructure Planning and Facilities, convener

Eric Boatman, Assistant Director, Institutional Space Planning and Management

Erin Carter, Interim Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Life and Engagement 

Thomas Glasmacher, Laboratory Director and Project Director, Facility for Rare Isotope

Beams

Charley Hasemann, Assistant Vice President for Innovation and Economic Development, Innovation Center

Norm Hubbard, Chief Business Officer, Office of Health Sciences 

Barb Kranz, Assistant Provost, Institutional Space Planning and Management

Adam Lawver, Director of Campus Services

Ming-Han Li, Professor and School Director, School of Planning, Design and Construction

Dylan Marinez, Assistant Athletic Director/Event Operations, Intercollegiate Athletics

Stephanie O’Donnell, Traffic Engineer, MSU PD

Monte PrideCapital Project Delivery Manager, Infrastructure, Planning and Facilities

Richard Temple, Assistant Vice President, Real Estate and Capital Planning, Infrastructure, Planning and Facilities

Steve TroostCampus Planner. Infrastructure Planning and Facilities

Jeff RayisDirector, Treasury andFinancial Management

Mike Zeig, Chief of Staff, Office of the President

TBD, Sustainability Office

 

Objective 3: Climate Neutrality by 2050

 

Convener: TBD 

Dan BollmanVice President for StrategicInfrastructure Planning and Facilities

Carla lansiti, Sustainability Officer, Office of Sustainability

Sherri Jett, Director of Power and Water, Infrastructure Planning and Facilities

Jason Vallance, Manager, Building Performance Services, Infrastructure Planning and Facilities

John Verboncoeur, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Engineering

Rati Walther, Assistant Budget Officer, Financial Planning and Budget 

Laura YoungSustainability Program Coordinator, Office of Sustainability

 

Objective 4: Sustainable IT Strategic Plan

 

Richard Czarnecki, Assistant Vice President of IT and Assistant CIO, MSU IT, convener

Teal Amthor-ShafferExecutive Director, Strategic Relations, MSU IT, convener

Dreux Baker, Assistant Director of DEI for Residence Education and Housing Services, Student Life and Engagement

Laura Kuczajda, Chief of Staff, Office of Health Sciences

Samantha Lake, Assistant Director, Human Resources

Terri Miller, Associate Dean, Teaching, Learning, and Research Engagement, MSU Libraries

Steven Ondersma, Professor, Division of Public Health and Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, College of Human Medicine

Renata Opoczynski, Assistant Dean for Student Success Assessment and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education

Katherine Ruger, Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Life, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Anne Shoup, Associate Vice President, University Advancement

Lindy Smith, Payroll Operations Manager, Office of the Controller 

Marilyn Tarrant, Associate Vice President and Chief Audit, Risk and Compliance Officer

Eric Torng, Associate Dean, Graduate School

Executive Sponsor

Jabbar R. Bennett, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer

 

Merri Jo Bales, Vice President and Strategic Director, University Communications

Norman Beauchamp Jr., Executive Vice President for Health Sciences

Dan Bollman, Vice President for Strategic Infrastructure Planning and Facilities

Rick Fanning, Interim Associate Vice President, Human Resources

Lisa Frace, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Douglas Gage, Vice President for Research and Innovation

Vennie Gore, Senior Vice President for Student Life and Engagement

Emily Guerrant, Vice President and University Spokesperson

Karey Krohnfeldt, Interim Associate Vice President, Office for Civil Rights and Title IX

Suzanne Lang, Associate Provost and Associate Vice President, Faculty and Academic Staff Affairs

Marlon Lynch, Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police

Kim Tobin, Vice President for University Advancement

Quentin Tyler, Associate Dean, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Director of MSU Extension

Kathy Wilbur, Senior Vice President for Government Relations

Melissa Woo, Executive Vice President for Administration and Chief Information Officer

Teresa K. Woodruff, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Updates

Planning Across the University

Although MSU2030 articulates broad themes and suggests actions to advance our goals, it is anticipated much of the specific work to put the plan into practice will be developed within colleges and administrative units, including auxiliary units like Athletics and Residential and Hospitality Services. The success of the plan will depend on the collective wisdom and expertise of the campus community.

 

At the unit level, college and administrative unit strategic and annual plans will advance the strategic themes of the university. University processes, including budget planning and resource allocation, will support planning priorities.

 

Updating the Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan Implementation Steering Committee, working with strategic theme workgroups will report regularly to the president. Formal reports on progress and achievements will be provided to the president and Board of Trustees twice annually.

 

A task force appointed by the president in consultation with the SPISC will initiate a formal review of the university’s strategic plan in fall 2024 and produce written recommendations on additions, deletions, revisions or updates to the themes, goals and objectives of the university’s strategic plan no later than summer 2025. As context for its work, the task force will complete an environmental scan and strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis.