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“At the end of the day what really matters is the difference we make in the life of one individual.” –Chancellor Michael Harris ON THE MOVE


LEADERSHIP, VALUES, OPTIMISM and FORWARD LOOKING

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STRENGTHS • Solid academic foundation as demonstrated through a successful ten-year accreditation report • Faculty and staff committed to academic excellence and student success • Strong regional support from a region that is poised for growth and is eager for educational investment to insure the future

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CHALLENGES • Facilities in need of major renovation • Office space that was not functionally driven • A need to solidify and grow external relations Advancement/Alumni/Friends and other constituencies • A need to grow enrollment, programs, and new delivery systems • Address salaries • A region that is economically struggling

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THREE MAJOR THEMES • Academic Excellence and Student Success • Making Friends, Involving Alumni and Fund Raising • Create and Lead a Coalition for Growth and Innovation in North Central Indiana

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PRIORITES/STRATEGIES • Assess current program mix and build new degree programs and delivery systems • Implement action steps from the 2009-2010 Foundations of Excellence Self-Study Initiative • Respond to the New Directions in Learning Initiative • Create a Transfer Student Center in partnership with Ivy Tech, Kokomo region • Increase Student Enrollment • Make Friends and Develop Relationships for IU Kokomo and Enhance Fund Raising

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PRIORITES/STRATEGIES • Renovate current facilities and add a Health and Wellness Center • Establish a marketing plan • Enhance Retention and Graduation Rates

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CLOSING THOUGHTS AND THANK YOU!

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"At the End of The Day What Really Matters is the Difference we make in the Life of One Individual"