Magazine On-line [fall 2008]
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New Strategic Plan being developed

Transylvania is preparing a 2009-2012 Strategic Plan that will give the University a renewed unity of vision for its future. The report will include strategies to complete goals carried over from the current 2003-2008 plan as well as new initiatives.

The plan will focus on four general areas: financial resources, academic and intellectual community, diversity/globalization, and support of campus culture. Specific issues within the overall subjects include such topics as admissions plans and goals, library resources, international study and awareness, and technology and campus culture.

“This is always an enormous and invigorating endeavor for the University, and we are calling on trustees, faculty and staff members, students, and alumni to take part in the process,” said President Charles L. Shearer.

Transylvania Board of Trustees members Byron Young ’61 and Rose Mary Stamler Dow ’88 are co-chairs for the 2009-2012 Strategic Plan initiative. Young chairs the board’s Planning and Evaluation Committee, which has oversight for the project.

The plan will be presented to the board for approval in May 2009 and become a primary resource as the University gears up for its next reaffirmation of accreditation process with the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, a procedure that members of SACS go through every 10 years. Transylvania completed its last SACS review in 2002.

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