To accomplish the strategic planning process, the following working committees have been established:
Strategic Planning Steering Committee 2021-2022
The Steering Committee will oversee the process, conduct a review of the mission, ensure communication with the campus and broader community, receive input from the subcommittees, and write the strategic plan.
- Diana Young, University Senate Representative, Co-Chair
- Holley Roberts, Co-Chair
- Brian Newsome
- Cara Smith
- Chris Ferland
- Hedwig Fraunhofer
- Joel Robinson
- Jordan Cofer
- Lamonica Sanford
- Liz Speelman
- Mark Pelton
- Michael Watson
- James Robertson, Student Representative
- Omar Odeh
- Shawn Brooks
- Susan Kerr
- William (Bill) Donoher
Former Steering Committee Members:
Nathan Graham, Student Representative
Laura Ahrens, Student Representative
Robert Blumenthal, RPIPC/University Senate Representative
Jan Hoffman, University Senate Representative
David Johnson, University Senate Representative
Juawn Jackson, Student Representative
Meghan Pittman, Student Representative
Jamie Addy, University Senate Representative
Dale Young, Co-Chair
Sandra Gangstead, Co-Chair
Student Quality and University Distinction Committee
Focus: inputs - new admits and GC distinctiveness.
Mike Muller, Student Representative
Academic Programs Committees
Focus: undergraduate programs (majors and minors) and General Education (by coordinating with the Liberal Arts Renewal Project).
Tanya Goette, Chair
Focus: graduate programs, enrollment, and delivery (on- and off-campus; online and face-to-face).
Anthony Boynton, Student Representative
William Fleming, Student Representative
Costas Spirou, Liaison to Graduate Council
Liberal Arts Renewal Project
Focus: (re)define/clarify what public liberal arts means at Georgia College and assist the Undergraduate Committee in the development of distinctive undergraduate initiatives.
International Education Committee
Focus: study abroad and international recruitment.
Academic Support Committees
Focus: Library services in a public liberal arts university that emphasize engagement among faculty, staff, and students.
Joe Mocnik, Chair
Altimease Lowe, Student Representative
Student Success Committee
Focus: outputs - progression and graduation; define the attributes/characteristics expected of GC graduates.
Carolyn Denard, Chair
Lauren Cryder, Student Representative
Focus: physical facilities across the main and satellite campuses of GC.
Mark Duclos, Co-chair
Michael Rickenbaker, Co-chair
Gretchen M. Ionta
Financial Resources Committee
Focus: budget, auxiliaries, grants and sponsored projects, and campus services.
Susan Allen, Chair
Charlie Faber, Student Representative
Outreach and Community Engagement Committee
Focus: ENGAGE, GIVE Center, and outreach units (e.g., School of Continuing and Professional Studies and the Science Education Center).
Artis Williamson, Chair
Simone Bridgeforth, Student Representative
University Advancement Committee
Focus: alumni, scholarships, annual giving, endowment growth, and capital campaign.
Monica Delisa, Chair
Makayla Hays, Student Representative
Campus Life Committee
Focus: co-curricular programs such as the arts, residence life, Greek life, student life, athletics, and intramurals.
Tom Miles, Chair
Ally Barys, Student Representative
Hannah Baumgarten, Student Representative
Charles Morgan, Student Representative
Focus: Faculty recruitment, retention, and productivity.
Ashok Hegde, Chair
Focus: Staff recruitment, retention, and productivity.
Ryan Greene, Chair