Two faculty members have been named to lead the upcoming phase of Arkansas State University’s strategic planning process.
Drs. Summer Deprow and Russ Hannah have been tapped to lead the planning process. As the planning leaders, Deprow and Hannah will facilitate public forums for the strategic plan.
Deprow is the assistant vice chancellor for assessment and accreditation, according to her LinkedIn account. Hannah is the associate vice chancellor for business and finance in the Department of Finance and Administration. Deprow and Hannah will represent their respective departments, Academic Affairs and Finance and Administration.
“The steering committee received great feedback in the late spring and early summer from students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members to assemble a draft outline,” ASU Chancellor Kelly Damphousse said. “I’m looking forward to the meetings Drs. Deprow and Hannah will lead as we host those same groups to discuss and refine the outline.”
In March, Damphousse announced via email that the university would begin the process of strategic planning and creating a steering committee to lead the planning efforts.
“Over the course of the first several months here, however, I came to understand that many of us yearned for a more strategic (and inclusive) approach to change. My sense was that the university community had come to believe that our campus had been adrift for a while,” Damphousse wrote.
The strategic planning process is following the Napa Group’s 6-Phase Planning model. The phases include Project Launch; Compelling Vision; Realistic Strategies; Stakeholder Engagement; Draft Plan, Engagement and Business Plan; and Final Strategic Plan and Implementation Framework.
Public forum meetings are currently being scheduled for September and October, according to an ASU news release.