2017 Strategic Planning Spring Forum

On March 9, 2017, the Strategic Planning Advancement Committee facilitated the first annual spring forum.


Provide meaningful cross-campus conversation on strategic topics to demonstrate progress on the University’s strategic plan


Ensure University-wide importance and meaningful exchange of ideas, by inviting the entire campus community and ensuring attendance by:

  • President, Provost, and Deans
  • Department heads of University Resource Partners
  • Strategic Planning Advancement Committee
  • targeted invitees for specific panels


Hosted lunch event from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

  • Sodexho donated lunch
  • President Bardo made opening remarks

Strategic Planning Advancement Committee facilitated and moderated panel discussions that mixed colleagues from Academic Affairs and University Resource Partners. Panels consisted of a moderator and three or four panel members.


11-11:20 a.m. • Lunch and Welcome Remarks by President John Bardo • RSC Beggs Ballroom

11:20-1:30 a.m. • Break

11:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m. • Concurrent Panels

Strategic Enrollment Management • RSC Pike Room (266)

Moderator: Rick Muma, Senior Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs & Strategic Enrollment Management & Professor


  • Bobby Gandu, Director, Undergraduate Admissions
  • Teri Hall, Vice President, Student Affairs
  • Kim Sandlin, Director, Office of Student Success
  • Kerry Wilks, Associate Dean, Graduate School

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Research with Industry • RSC Lucas Room (265)

Moderator: Jan Twomey, Associate Dean, Graduate Studies, Research, Faculty Success & Professor


  • Barbara Chaparro, Professor, Psychology & Director, Software Usability Research Lab
  • Debra Franklin, Director, Strategic University Initiatives, WSU Ventures
  • Paul Jonas, Director, Special Programs, NIAR
  • Dennis Livesay, Graduate School Dean, Associate Vice President of Research & Technology Transfer & Professor

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Addressing the Elusive Goal 7: Implementation of the UniScope Model •
RSC Gridley Room (301)

Moderator: Clay Stoldt, Associate Dean, College of Education & Professor


  • Ward Jewell, Professor, Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering
  • Douglas Parham, Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator, Communication Sciences & Disorders, College of Health Professions
  • Michael Rogers, Department Chair & Professor, Human Performance Studies, College of Education
  • Carolyn Shaw, Department Chair & Professor, Political Science, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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12:10 - 12:20 p.m. Break

12:20 - 1:00 p.m. Concurrent Panels

Strategic Communications and Academic Engagement: How and when academic areas should engage with Strategic Communications • RSC Pike Room (266)

Moderator: Shelly Coleman-Martins, Associate Vice President Strategic Communications & Chief Marketing Officer


  • Sandra Bibb, Dean, College of Health Professions & Professor
  • Rodney Miller, Dean, College of Fine Arts & Professor
  • Mark Porcaro, Executive Director, Online Learning
  • Khawaja Saeed, Associate Dean, Graduate Studies in Business & Professor

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Applied Learning: Possibilities & Challenges • RSC Lucas Room (265)


  • Stephen Arnold, Associate Dean, College of Health Professions
  • Amy Baker Schwiethale, Program Director, Musical Theater


  • Katherine (Katie) Cramer, Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum & Instruction
  • Nancy Loosle, Director, Student Involvement
  • Sara Muzzy, Director, Student Academic Programs & Services
  • Jay Price, Chair, Department of History & Professor

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What has WSU done in terms of Diversity? • RSC Gridley Room (301)

Moderator: John Perry, Chair, Department of Management & Associate Professor


  • Tracia Banuelos, HRM / Psychology double-major & Student Government Association Diversity Task Force Chair
  • Marché Fleming-Randle, Senior Assistant Dean & Assistant to the President for Diversity
  • Jean Griffith, Associate Professor, English & Tilford Coordinator

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University Resource Partners

  • Assessment, Curriculum, & Student Success
  • Academic Administration & Outreach
  • Academic Data Systems
  • Career Development Center
  • Student Affairs
  • Finance and Administration
  • Research and Technology Transfer
  • Strategic Communications
  • Human Resources
  • Equal Opportunity
  • Title IX; Operations
  • General Counsel
  • Office of Diversity
  • Athletics
  • WSU Alumni Association
  • Community Engagement Institute
  • Ennovar
  • WSU Foundation