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STRATEGIC PLAN

 

WVSU’s path forward must be informed by a comprehensive strategic plan that embraces the realities of the post-pandemic world. This work began over the summer of 2022 with a Strategic Planning Task Force created to develop a recommendation for President Ericke S. Cage.

 

KEY STEPS IN THE PLANNING PROCESS

  • Broad stakeholder involvement
  • Utilize focus groups, listening sessions, surveys, suggestion boxes
  • Commitment to Transparency
  • Review/update Mission, Vision, and Core Values
  • Identify pillars that will frame Strategic Plan that arise from Mission, Vision, and Core Values
  • Conduct environmental scan/SWOT Analysis
  • Develop Goals, Strategies, and Tactics for each pillar
  • Integrate Budget and Finance in whole process
  • Finalize University-wide Strategic Plan
 

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

  • Campus community and all our stakeholders will have to think differently
  • Each person will need to identify their part of the work of moving the University mission forward.
  • Strategic planning process will require courageous conversations from everyone.
  • Strategic planning will require everyone to get a plan that will make a meaningful difference.
  • Strategic Plan will be the foundation for moving the University forward.
  • Data from today, and future strategic planning efforts, will be compiled, shared with the University community, and archived.

 

MISSION

West Virginia State University is a diverse, 1890 land-grant institution that advances knowledge through access and opportunity, innovative teaching and learning, interdisciplinary research, and impactful service. Our learners are equipped to meet the economic and social needs of the state, region, and nation, and contribute solutions to complex global challenges
 

VISION

A student centered, customer service driven, doctoral land-grant university that is grounded in its heritage as an HBCU and focused on its future as an inclusive institution of higher learning with nationally recognized faculty, academic programs, and research that supports the emerging needs of students, industry, and the state of West Virginia.
 

VALUES

Student-centered          
We put students first in everything we do.

Inclusion
We create a climate where all can bring their whole and authentic selves.

Gold Standard
We strive for excellence in all we do and say.

Integrity
We commit to ethical behavior and full transparency with ourselves and our stakeholders.

Accountability
We take responsibility for our actions individually and collectively.

Creativity
We draw inspiration from collaborating with others and create space for curiosity and imagination.

Resilience
We are agile, adapt to change, and rise above adversity. We have grit.

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Members of the 
Strategic Plan
Steering Committee

 

Ericke S. Cage
President

Ex Officio

Dr. Paige Carney
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Ex Officio

Dr. Kerri Steele
Dean of Professional Studies
‚ÄčAdministrative Leadership


Debbie Williams

Dean, College of Business & Social Sciences
Co-chair

 

Pat Schumann

Vice President for University Advancement
Co-chair

 

Clinton Arnold

Assistant Professor of Business Administration
 

Jack Bailey

Assistant Vice President for University Relations
 

Dr. Jessica Barnes-Pietruszynski

Faculty Senate Chair
 

Nate Burton

Athletic Director

Dr. Sean Collins
Professor and Chair of Biology
 

Dr. Elisha Lewis

Assistant Professor of Education
 

Justin McAllister

Vice President for Business & Finance
 

Micah Peggs

Theater Facilities Supervisor
Staff Representative


Dr. Michael Pennington
Director, MPA Program
 

Gail Pitchford

Board of Governors
 

Maryam Rawash

Student Government Association President
 

Dr. Ami Smith

Vice President and Dean & Director for
Agricultural Research & Extension

 

Dr. Stacey Sowell

Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Affairs

Dr. Robert Wallace
Dean, College of Arts & Humanities
 

Matt Wood

IT Network Manger

Dr. Naveed Zaman
Dean, College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
 

Derrick Grant

National Alumni Association Representative
 

Dr. Sami Ghareeb

Chair, WVSU Foundation


 

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