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Strategic Planning Steering Committee (SPSC)

"I am pleased to announce the membership of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee (SPSC), the task force charged with developing a plan that will guide Oregon Tech to chart a visionary trajectory during the coming years."

Nagi G. Naganathan, Ph.D., ASME Fellow
President of Oregon Tech

Strategic Planning Steering Committee


The Strategic Planning Steering Committee (SPSC) is the task forced charged with developing a plan that will guide Oregon Tech to chart a visionary trajectory during the coming years.

Committee members will be responsible for the following:

  • Developing the core values of Oregon Tech and finalizing the modification of the university's mission statement for President's recommendation to the Board.
  • Developing and supporting objectives and goals of the institutional strategic plan.
  • Identifying and engaging stakeholder groups in the development of the plan.
  • Providing feedback to groups on a continuing basis throughout the process.
  • Developing a set of strategies and measures that support the plan.

Meetings and Notes


Upcoming SPSC Meetings
2019 Dates  Time Location
Notes
May 2
 2-5pm Sunset Room - Klamath Falls Campus
 May 2, 2019 Notes
May 16  3-5pm Sunset Room - Klamath Falls Campus
Room 225 - Wilsonville Campus
 May 16, 2019 Notes
May 29
 2-5pm Mt. McLoughlin Room - Klamath Falls Campus
Room 225 - Wilsonville Campus
 May 29, 2019 Notes
June 13
 2-5pm Mt. McLoughlin Room - Klamath Falls Campus
Room 225 - Wilsonville Campus
 June 13, 2019 Notes
June 27 
 2-5pm Mt. McLoughlin Room - Klamath Falls Campus
Room 225 - Wilsonville Campus
 June 27, 2019 Notes 
July 11 
 2-5pm Sunset Room - Klamath Falls Campus
Room 225 - Wilsonville Campus
 July 11, 2019 Notes
July 24 
 2-5pm
Sunset Room - Klamath Falls Campus
Room 225 - Wilsonville Campus
 July 24, 2019 Notes
September 19 
 2-5pm Sunset Room - Klamath Falls Campus
Room 225 - Wilsonville Campus
 
October 10
 2-5pm
Sunset Room - Klamath Falls Campus
Room 225 - Wilsonville Campus
 October 10, 2019 Notes
November 14
 2-5pm Snell 207 - Klamath Falls Campus
Room 225 - Wilsonville Campus
 
 November 26*
 2-5pm
Sunset Room - Klamath Falls Campus
Room 225 - Wilsonville Campus
 
December 12
 2-5pm Sunset Room - Klamath Falls Campus
Room 225 - Wilsonville Campus  
 
* Tentatively scheduled
Upcoming SPSC Meetings
2020 Dates  Time Location
Notes
January 9
 2-5pm Sunset Room - Klamath Falls Campus
Room 225 - Wilsonville Campus
 
February 13*
 3-5pm Sunset Room - Klamath Falls Campus
Room 225 - Wilsonville Campus
 
March 19*
 2-5pm Sunset Room - Klamath Falls Campus
Room 225 - Wilsonville Campus
 
* Tentatively scheduled

Committee Members


Committee Members
Constituency/University Department
Name
President
Nagi Naganathan
Institutional Research
Farooq Sultan (ex-officio)
Marketing and Public Affairs
Di Saunders (ex-officio)
President/Board of Trustees
Sandra Fox (ex-officio)
   
Alumni Advisory
Ken Vandehey
Board of Trustees
Kathleen Hill
Foundation Alan Polaski
 
Klamath Falls Community/Rural Health Joyce Hollander Rodriguez
Wilsonville Community/Foundation John Davis
 
ASOIT Portland-Metro Justin Laughlin
Klamath Falls Student
Jessyca Chosy
 
Civil Engineering Roger Lindgren
College of ETM
Tom Keyser (Co-chair)
Communication
Amber Lancaster
EERE
Chitra Venugopal
Dental Hygiene
Suzanne Hopper
Faculty Senate/Library/Accreditation
Aja Bettencourt-McCarthy
Management
Lindy Stewart
Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering and Technology
Steve Addison
Medical Imaging Technology
Bobbi Kowash
 
Admissions/SEM
Erik Johnson
Athletics
Jack Kegg
Career Services
Jennifer Kass
Finance and Administration
Anna Clark
Housing/Residence Life
Mandi Clark
Information Technology Services
Tony Richey
Marketing
Joel McPherson
Student Services
Wakaya Wells

File Downloads

May 2, 2019 Kick-off Meeting
May 2, 2019 Kick-off Meeting
May 2, 2019 Kick-off Meeting
May 2, 2019 Kick-off Meeting

Campus Letter


Memo from the President

April 23, 2019

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the membership of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee (SPSC), the task force charged with developing a plan that will guide Oregon Tech to chart a visionary trajectory during the coming years. The membership list follows this letter.

I have invited an inclusive membership representative of our disciplinary and geographic footprint and our constituency base. The committee is made up of 28 people including 8 faculty members; 9 non-represented personnel; 1 representative each from the Board of Trustees, Alumni and Foundation Boards; 2 students; 2 community members and myself. Three of the members will serve in an ex-officio capacity. Sandra Fox will serve as the principal liaison from the University Senior Leadership to SPSC; Di Saunders will facilitate communication to the various stakeholders involved; Farooq Sultan will support with data requests.

I will serve as the Chair of the SPSC, and Dean Tom Keyser will serve as the Co-Chair. We are pleased to have Ginny Lang as our external consultant for the process, and the President’s Office will provide the needed support. The SPSC will rely on institutional reports and data to inform the process and individuals with an understanding of key issues will be invited to provide input to the SPSC. Additionally, the SPSC will be organizing themselves as several working groups that will focus on student success, innovation in support of student learning and development and creative works, community engagement, and visibility, thus inviting larger participation and input across our campuses. Hearing from all of our internal and external constituencies is important in order for us to create a meaningful plan.

Committee members will be responsible for the following: developing the core values of Oregon Tech and finalizing the modifications of the university’s mission statement for President’s recommendation to the Board; developing and supporting objectives and goals of the institutional strategic plan; identifying and engaging stakeholder groups in the development of the plan; providing feedback to groups on a continuing basis throughout the process; and developing a set of strategies and measures that support the plan. Committee members, while selected from various groups, are appointed to the SPSC with the express goal of developing a plan that serves the best interests of our students and the university at large.

We will be launching a strategic planning website to keep everyone updated as the process moves forward. Your engagement in the upcoming process is very important. Please let me thank you in advance for your time and talents in support of this important initiative.

Warm regards,

Nagi G. Naganathan, Ph.D., ASME Fellow
President

Consultant Ginny Lang


Ginny Lang has worked as a government and management consultant with the University of Oregon and University of Oregon Foundation since January 2012. She assisted WOU and SOU with their strategic plans in 2016 and 2017, respectively. She retired from CenturyLink in 2011 after more than three decades, serving as the Director of Governmental Relations for over 20 years. She was responsible for telecommunications regulatory and policy matters with federal, state, and local elected and public officials. Ginny also directed the company’s corporate giving and foundation program in Oregon, and held a variety of positions with CenturyLink’s predecessor companies in sales and marketing, regulatory affairs and economic development.

Ginny received a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Washington, and an MBA from the University of Oregon. Among other civic and non-profit activities, she served on the board and executive committee of the Associated Oregon Industries, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Capitol Club (past President), Volunteers of America, and Oregon Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross. Ginny was appointed to the 2005-2006 Public Commission on the Legislature by the Senate President and Speaker of the House and chaired the committee on legislative processes.

Ginny Lang Photo
 
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