To accomplish the strategic planning process, the following working committees have been established:
Strategic Planning Steering Committee
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.
Sandy Gangstead, Co-Chair
Jamie Addy, University Senate Representative
Mark Pelton, Co-Chair
Dale Young, Co-Chair
Former Steering Committee Members:
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
Student Quality and University Distinction Committee
Focus: inputs - new admits and GC distinctiveness.
Suzanne Pittman, Chair
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).
Catherine Whelan, Chair
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.
Eric Spears, Chair
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., Extended University 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