Transition Plan

PHASE ONE: FIRST 150 DAYS

  • Establish Transparent Transformation Process
    • Establish Presidential Transition Team
    • Establish Transition Subcommittees
  • Engage in campus and community-wide listening tour:
    • Informal breakfast, lunch and coffee meetings with faculty and staff
    • Series of listening meetings with VSU academic and non-academic departments
    • Meetings with community and legislative groups:
    • Lowndes County Board of Commissioners, Valdosta City Council, and surrounding communities
    • Major employers within county and region
    • Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce
    • Valdosta-Lowndes County Industrial Authority
    • K-12 and two-year educational partners
    • Local and regional legislative delegation
    • VSU Foundation Board of Trustees
    • Meetings with editorial boards and interviews with local media
    • University System of Georgia Board of Regents
    • Student Government Association officers
    • Launch Campus and Community Conversation Series, including VSU’s 41-county service region
  • Initiate a new strategic planning process
  • Establish search committee for Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Begin the new “Discovering VSU” radio show
  • Start process for Carnegie Engagement classification process
  • Establish Presidential Task Forces
    • Strategic Enrollment Management
    • Adult and Military Programs
    • The Status of Women
    • The Status of Ethnic Minorities
    • VSU Living and Learning Environment

PHASE TWO: SECOND 150 DAYS

  • Complete VSU's new Strategic Plan
  • Launch new master planning process
  • Begin a new marketing and branding study
  • Establish the framework for a VSU Center for Higher Education Innovation
  • Evaluate the findings of Presidential Task Forces
  • Continue listening meeting throughout VSU's 41-county service region and across all university departments