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Strategic Planning 2024-2027

ҹ첥’s Strategic Planning Committee is charged with developing a three-year Strategic Plan that is focused on identifying strategic initiatives that will move the needle in a meaningful way for differentiating Curry and generating more revenue. The Committee will present a plan to the Board of Trustees to approve on May 17, 2024.

Strategic Planning Committee Members

Robert Shea, Provost (Co-Chair)
Stephanie Walker, Professor, Science and Math (Co-Chair)
Liz Matson, Vice President of Marketing and Communications (Co-Chair)
Jeannette Buntin, Assistant Vice President of Engagement and Diversity
Elizabeth Delano-Dykas, Associate Professor, Accounting
Jennifer Dunne, Assistant Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness
Vinnie Eruzione, Director of Athletics
Julia Jeune, Student, Class of 2026
Ruth Joress, Associate Vice President of Finance
Jim Keane, Associate Provost for Student Success and Retention
Bill Nancarrow, Professor, Politics and History
Keith Robichaud, Associate Vice President & Dean of Admission
Marie Turner, Professor, Science and Math
Yvonne Welsh, Student, Class of 2024

To facilitate work team research, analysis, there is a team to assist with standardized team reports, templates and guiding documents:

Ed Cabellon, Vice President. Enrollment Management
Jennifer Dunne, Assistant Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness
Steve Nedder, Executive Vice President, Administration and Finance

Process

The Committee began with the question: What are three to five focused initiatives that lean into our strengths to further enhance them and/or reach new markets in ways that will generate additional revenue for the College?

Student, staff, and faculty input was gathered at 17 listening sessions and through an email survey. All ideas and comments were sorted into categories and from this, five potential initiatives were identified.

Potential Strategic Initiatives

  • Reimagining the First-Year Experience
  • Center for Innovation/Incubator spaces
  • Neurodiversity Center for Excellence
  • Athletics
  • Career Readiness
  • Parking Lot (A collection of ideas from feedback sessions that could be operational initiatives, either short-term or long-term)

Initiative Work Teams

Reimagining the First-Year Experience:

Keith Robichaud, Associate Vice President & Dean of Admission (Chair)
Sarah Shane, Director of Advising & Academic Success & Special Assistant to the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs
Kyle Nolan, Director of Admission Marketing
Pete Mendel, Head Men’s Soccer Coach
Marshall Lancey, Assistant Dean of Students, Title IX Deputy
Devon Corbett, Director of Student Activities
Erica Humphrey, Associate Director of Advising and Academic Success
Jim Keane, Associate Provost for Student Success and Retention
Ryan Theroux, Professor, General Education
Jennifer Hart, Coordinator, First-Year Studies, Professor, General Education
Marie Turner, Professor, Science and Math
Julia Jeune, Student, Class of 2026
Jen Balboni, Professor, Criminal Justice
Lindsay Illich, Coordinator and Professor, Writing Program
Chelsea Chamberlain, Student, Class of 2025

Center for Innovation/Incubator Spaces:

Mike Bosco, Associate Provost for Academic Administration (Chair)
Catherine McCabe, Dean, School of Business and Computer Science
Michelle McMahon, Dean, School of Nursing
Alison Poor-Donahue, Chair and Professor, Visual & Performing Arts
Shawn Scott, Assistant Professor, Marketing
Stephanie Walker, Professor, Science and Math
Bill Boozang, Executive Director, Continuing Education & Graduate Programs
Rob MacDougall, Professor, Communication
Shavi Cooray, Professor, Management
Jessica Fry, Chair and Associate Professor, Science and Math
Maura Donovan, Director of Constituent and Alumni Engagement
John Eagan, Assistant Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Ryan Ford, Director of Student Center Facilities and Student Development

Neurodiversity Center of Excellence:

Bob Shea, Provost (Co-Chair)
Giordana Basta, Assistant Professor, Director of Graduate Education Programs (Co-Chair)
Nicole Parsons, Co-Director and Assistant Professor, PAL
Janis Peters, Co-Director and Professor, PAL
Kirsten Shepard, Senior Instructional Designer and Technologist
Bridget Green, Community and Operations Coordinator, Residence Life
Kathryn Bruning, Director of Counseling Services
Ruth Joress, Associate Vice President of Finance
Michelle Bracken, Assistant Vice President of Admission
Bridget Leung-Rogala, Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Career Readiness:

Jim Keane, Associate Provost for Student Success and Retention (Chair)
Sandra O'Neil, Chair and Professor, Sociology and Criminal Justice
Rob Smid, Associate Professor, General Education
Joanne Farley, Assistant Director of Global and Career Services
Samaria Stallings, Vice President of Human Resources
Yvonne Welsh, Student, Class of 2024
Jerry Gibbs, Professor, Communication
Jeannette Buntin, Assistant Vice President of Engagement and Diversity
Mia Khera, Professor, Psychology
Deanna Gordon, Professor, Business Management
Michelle LeBlanc, Chair and Professor, Education
Keith Robichaud, Associate Vice President & Dean of Admission

Athletics:

Elizabeth Delano-Dykas, Associate Professor, Accounting (Chair)
Gregory Breen, Assistant Director, Admissions
Kevin Blackmur, Assistant Director of Intramurals, Club Sports, and Fitness Center Operations
Debra Petrizzo, SBCS Co-Director (Graduate) and Professor, Accounting
Natalie West, Assistant Professor, Sport and Recreation Management
Lindsey Garvey, Head Women’s Soccer Coach
Sandra O'Neil, Chair and Professor, Sociology and Criminal Justice
Vinnie Eruzione, Director of Athletics
Liz Matson, Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Erik Müürisepp, Vice President of Student Affairs
Joseph Reedy, Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Albert Robinson, Director of Conference Center
Todd Parsons, Head Football Coach
Finn Sullivan, Class of 2026
Natalia O’Kleasky, Class of 2025

Parking Lot:

Bill Nancarrow, Professor, Politics and History (Chair)
Bob O’Connell, Vice President of Facilities
Diane Webber, Professor, PAL
Julianne Walsh, Chair and Associate Professor, Nursing

Timeline

2023:

  • Oct. 25: Established Planning Committee
  • Nov. 1: Initial Planning Committee Meeting
  • Nov-Dec: Hosted listening sessions, workshops, sent out survey
  • Nov-Dec: Researched and compiled "Common Facts" regarding market trends, relevant Curry data, and competitor data to provide lens for evaluating and identifying potential initiatives
  • Dec. 15: Identified preliminary themes/potential initiatives from community

2024:

  • Jan: Completed Common Facts to inform SWOT assessment of potential initiatives
  • Jan 15: Presented to Board of Trustees on potential initiatives and common facts
  • Jan: Launched Work Teams to further research, develop and refine potential initiatives
  • Jan-Mar: Work Teams
  • Early April: Planning Committee begin drafting plan with work teams
  • Early April: Board of Trustees review of and feedback on current draft
  • April 15: Penultimate draft to Executive Team
  • April 24: Strategic Plan Town Hall to elicit community feedback on plan draft
  • Late April: Planning Committee revisions
  • May 1: Executive Team feedback on draft final plan
  • May 17: Plan presentation to the Board of Trustees for final approval