Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A quarterly review from the President's Office

We are making great progress toward the goals stated in Impact 2015. The momentum continues this year as we build upon Strategic Issue #4: Fostering and developing a strong sense of community. As part of our efforts, here is some news from across the campus I hope you find useful and informative.

Community Leadership Breakfast

On Nov. 2, I hosted the second annual Community Leadership Breakfast at Monty’s. More than 60 community and university leaders, including representatives of business and regional and local governing bodies, were updated on campus initiatives and issues and events impacting the university and the surrounding communities. In addition, Scott Inch provided an overview of the digital forensics program and its growing influence and impact in the digital forensics industry.


Strategic Planning and Resource Council 2 (SPARC 2)

The 2012-13 SPARC 2 co-chairs are Tom Kresch, assistant vice president for Student Affairs, and Mark Tapsak, associate professor of chemistry and FORUM chair. SPARC 2 will play a key role in evaluating and recommending how Impact 2015 should change and adapt to university needs throughout the next few years.

This year, $200,000 in presidential strategic planning grants will be awarded to innovative projects, the development of Centers of Excellence and programs leading to academic excellence, fiscal sustainability,enhanced enrollment management and a stronger sense of community. SPARC 2 will monitor the progress of the identified initiatives and give oversight to the presidential strategic grants awarded.

Learn about the 2012 winners: www.bloomu.edu/strategic/grants