An invitation to launch the future of Lewis & Clark
January 11, 2013
Faculty, staff, and student leaders will gather on Tuesday, January 29, to formally launch “The Journey Forward: A Lewis & Clark Strategic Plan for 2020.” The event will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., in the Templeton Campus Center’s Stamm Dining Room West.
“The launch is our declaration that this plan will not gather dust on a shelf,” President Barry Glassner said. “I’m looking forward to our community coming together to celebrate our new strategic plan, and determining the ways in which we can all help move Lewis & Clark forward to achieve our academic and reputational aspirations.”
The Board of Trustees unanimously endorsed “The Journey Forward” in October 2012, after more than 70 faculty, staff, and students devoted countless hours preparing the plan, and many more members of the Lewis & Clark community contributed ideas and suggestions.
The strategic plan emphasizes the following overarching objectives:
- To educate people for life and leadership in an interdependent international and environmental context.
- To be an institution to which people across the nation look for distinctive quality in higher education.
- To make Lewis & Clark known to an ever-expanding circle of supporters and prospective students and their families.
Additional details, including the composition of the working groups, and the plan itself, can be found on the Strategic Plan website.
“We fully intend that everything in this plan will be implemented, and it starts on January 29,” President Glassner said.
Provost Jane Atkinson stated that all community members are highly encouraged to attend the kickoff event as long as their duties are nonessential to maintaining core services. Employees will be compensated for their time as if they had been present for their regular work.
The launch celebration will feature the following program:
- Welcome messages from Kainoa Sandberg (current M.A.T. student); Meredith Price B.A. ’07, J.D. ’13; and Asraa Jaber ’14 (president of international students)
- Remarks by President Barry Glassner
- Remarks by Rob Kugler, director of strategic initiatives and the Paul S. Wright Professor of Christian Studies
- Live music, light fare, beverages, and commemorative gifts