Snow College recently received re-accreditation through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). In their accreditation letter, the NWCCU “commend[ed] Snow College for an outstanding group of faculty, staff, and administrators who have a spirit of optimism and who are dedicated to maintaining the rich heritage and strong traditions of the past along with a commitment to educational excellence in the six-county service area.” As a part of the accreditation process, Snow College has established a comprehensive future plan. This written blueprint focuses on specific changes that will take place over the next 10 years to improve campus life, both for students and for faculty. To surmount this great task, a committee of 21 members, made up of both faculty and staff, met together to decide on four to six goals that will serve as Snow College’s strategic plan for the future. This “Strategic Planning Task Force” has been hard at work. According to Marvin Dodge, vice president of finance and administrative services, “We are pleased to report that our [Strategic Planning Task Force] website has been launched and is available for all to review.” Everyone is encouraged to visit the site: http://www.snow.edu/vision. Ongoing faculty and staff focus groups facilitate open discussion and gather input about the direction the College needs to go to achieve these improvements. One of the many proposed ideas involves adding more four-year programs to current degree offerings. Snow College now offers a new four-year music program, and there is hope of adding more in the future. The changes and decisions made by this committee will help to make Snow College even more successful in the future. Committee Co-chair Melanie Jenkins said, “I think students will see changes that will benefit them directly in terms of transferring abilities and four-year degrees. I think there is nothing but excitement about what future students will see. It will be an even better version of Snow College.” With 125 years under its belt, Snow College’s future has never looked brighter!
New construction in recent years is an important part of Snow College’s commitment to innovation and improvement. From top to bottom: Suites at Academy Square Karen H. Huntsman Library George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center for the Performing Arts
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Fall 2013 Snow College Magazine