University Planning and Priorities Council (UPPC)

University Planning & Priorities Council (UPPC) 2018-2019

During 2018-2019, because we are in our final year of the current strategic plan, The Appalachian Experience: Envisioning a Just and Sustainable Future, the UPPC will meet with campus community stakeholders to discuss the following questions:

  • Provide a summary of your most significant successes related to the current strategic plan.
  • What are the 3-5 most important actions you are hoping to accomplish in the next five years in order to achieve your unit's strategic goals?
  • What are the most pressing challenges your unit faces in terms of achieving your goals?
  • What are the resources you need to achieve your goals, and how would you prioritize them?

The goal of these conversations is to develop the next iteration of "The Appalachian Experience."  Dr. Darrell Kruger, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, and Mr. Paul Forte, Vice Chancellor, Business Affairs, will Co-Chair this work in conjunction with the UPPC.

We would like to hear from campus faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders: 

Please share your own perspective regarding these questions:  Feedback Form link

Information from the feedback form will be shared with the UPPC and campus leadership as we determine the University's strategic planning next steps  You may also discuss this with any UPPC member listed below. 

Meeting handout to facilitate discussion:  UPPC Purpose, Charge and Process

Meeting and Discussion Timeline:

Fall 2018



 September 2018Graduate School 
  Beaver College of Health Sciences 
 October 2018 UPPCCollege of Arts & Sciences 
  Reich College of Education 
 November 2018 UPPCWalker College of Business
  Honors College 
 December 13Executive Team (Provost Council)

Spring 2019

January 8Vice Chancellors
 January 22College of Fine & Applied Arts
 February 12Hayes School of Music
 February 12Office of Research
 February 15Office Hours with the Provost: Faculty/Staff Open Forum
 March 11Faculty Senate
 March 12Staff Senate
 March 12 Office of Sustainability
 March 14Council of Chairs
 March 25Enrollment Planning Council
 April 8Chancellor's Council
 April 24Office Hours with the Provost: Faculty/Staff Open Forum
 TBDStudent Government Association
 May 15Chancellor's Cabinet
 May 16Executive Team (Provost Council)
 June 20Board of Trustees

 UPPC Members 2018-19

Link to: UPPC Members and Committees List 2018-19

Tammy Kowalczyk, Co-ChairWalker College of Business
Chris Osmond, Co-ChairReich College of Education, LES Department
Mark BachmeierHuman Resource Services
Lee BallFine and Applied Arts
Lee BarnesBoard of Trustees
Cindy BarrEnrollment Management
Doris BazziniCollege of Arts and Sciences
Sarah CarmichaelCollege of Arts and Sciences
Danielle CarterMulti-Cultural Student Development
Sushmita ChatterjeeCollege of Arts and Sciences
Todd CherryWalker College of Business
Susan ColbyCenter for Academic Excellence
David DickensonWalker College of Business
Matt DullStudent Affairs
Rick ElmoreCollege of Arts and Sciences
Willie Fleming Chancellor's Office
Mark GinnAcademic Affairs
Jeff GoodmanReich College of Education
Geoff GrahamUniversity Advancement
Megan HayesUniversity Communications
David HaylerInformation Technology Services
Marie HoepfiCollege of Fine and Applied Arts
Barbara HowardFaculty Senate/ Reich College of Education
Katie HowardOffice of Research
Alecia JacksonReich College of Education
Heather LangdonInstitutional Research, Assessment, & Planning 
Drew LeslieHayes School of Music
Gennard LombardozziHayes Scool of Music
Clark Maddux College of Arts and Sciences
Mike MayfieldCollege of Arts and Sciences
Lisa McAnultyBeaver College of Health Sciences
Kelly McBride University Library
DeJon MilbourneStudent Government Association
Susan McCracken Student Affairs
Mike McKenzieGraduate School
David Orvis College of Arts and Sciences
Jeff Pierce Business Affairs, Design & Construction
Brian RaichleCollege of Fine and Applied Arts
Carla Ramsdell College of Arts and Sciences
Terry Rawls Educational Outreach/Distance Education
Tracie Salinas College of Arts and Sciences
Kathleen Schroeder College of Arts and Sciences
Jeff VahlbuschHonors College
Brittney WhitesideAthletics
Leroy Wright Student Affairs
Kevin Zwetsloot Beaver College of Health Sciences

Working Groups:

Strategic Direction #1: Creating the Transformational Educational Experience 

Strategic Direction #2: Advancing Knowledge and Addressing the  Challenges of Our Region, State and World through Creativity and Innovation

Strategic Direction #3: Engaging the State, Region and World

Strategic Direction #4: Embracing Diversity of Thought, Belief and  Community

Strategic Direction #5: Preserving Faculty and Staff Excellence

Strategic Direction #6: Building a Responsive Infrastructure for a Sustainable Campus

2017-2018 UPPC List

2016-2017 UPPC List