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UNG Planners Holding Cumming Campus Town Hall this Week

By the end of spring semester, UNG Strategic Planning Steering Committee members are expected to draft a plan for the future of the university.

The University of North Georgia's Cumming Center. Courtesy UNG Facebook page.
The University of North Georgia's Cumming Center. Courtesy UNG Facebook page.
From the University of North Georgia

The University of North Georgia's Strategic Planning Steering Committee, which was formed and began holding weekly meetings last fall, will continue its series of town hall meetings on all campuses with a trio of scheduled meetings at the Cumming campus.  

The first will come on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at noon in room 103, at 300 Aquatic Circle. The next meetings are scheduled for March 5 and April 9. 

Town hall meetings are an important part of the strategic planning process for UNG to ensure that all faculty, staff and students have opportunities to learn about and comment on the work of the strategic planning steering committee.

By the end of spring semester, committee members are expected to draft a plan for the future of the university.

The committee, a broad-based representation of about 60 faculty, staff and students from the university's four campuses, is guiding the university through the current phase of the strategic planning process, "Engaging UNG: Planning for Excellence." Strategic planning is a collaborative process through which the university community develops a shared vision of its future and goals.

The committee is co-chaired by Dr. J.B. Sharma, professor and assistant department head of physics, and Dr. Andrew J. Leavitt, vice president for university advancement and professor of chemistry.

"As we seek to provide a high-quality education to our students and serve the northeast Georgia region, it is vital that our faculty, staff and students and the members of the community have opportunities to provide their input and share their opinions," said UNG President Bonita C. Jacobs in a UNG news release. "Our university has a major impact on the economy, workforce and culture of this region, and we need to be both responsive and proactive in meeting the needs of the state, this region and the country."

Sharma said the committee is dedicated to giving people "ownership" of the strategic plan.

In addition to the town hall meetings, comments also can be submitted via the strategic planning website. See here for more information


This information was provided by the University of North Georgia and edited for publication.

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