Strategic Plan

Jason Trainer (above), UND director of admissions, took time at the latest UND Provost Fora to explain how the work of the marketing and web teams correlates to increasing recruitment. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Marketing milestones

October 16, 2017

UND Provost Fora continue with updates on branding, web redevelopment and recruitment

Sherry Lawdermilt, UND director of administrative services technology, is a former Marine who grew up the daughter of a Marine, was asked by UND Provost Tom DiLorenzo to be a project manager to spearhead development of Goal No. 6 (meet the educational needs of the military), part of the One UND Strategic Plan. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Serving those who serve

October 12, 2017

Strategic Plan Spotlight: Marine veteran leads UND team tasked with meeting military education needs

Advisors of the One UND Strategic Plan ship commander and UND President Mark Kennedy – including the President’s Cabinet, Strategic Plan goal captains and student representation – were called together Sept. 25 for a final review of the full project charter. The document defines the objectives and scope of the plan and contains a framework for analysis of the plan’s costs, resources and risks.

Charted path

October 12, 2017

One UND Strategic Plan charter receives finishing touches, signed off on by President Mark Kennedy

Under a revised plan, the Center will have a set of new service lines focused on student experiential learning and internships, as well as support for entrepreneurs and new business ventures in the form of space, business planning, research support, mentorship, relationship building and more.

New era at Center for Innovation

October 10, 2017

Revamped mission offers path to stronger collaborations with campus, students and business community

UND President Mark Kennedy told a crowd of community and campus leaders at his annual Wake up to UND talk that, with its strong stratetic plan and marketing, UND can succeed and grow, despite the ever growing challenges facing higher education. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Brighter skies ahead

September 28, 2017

UND’s innovative spirit and working together will ensure success, said President Kennedy at annual ‘Wake Up’ talk

More action, brighter future

More action, brighter future

September 19, 2017

Campus open fora return with discussion of achievements and strategic plans for the future

When UND Provost Tom DiLorenzo set out to set up a new team in his office to spearhead implementation of the new One UND Strategic plan, instead of going after a bunch of new hires, he asked two deans, Hesham El-Rewini of the College of Engineering & Mines, and Debbie Storrs, College of Arts & Sciences, to join his office as quarter-time senior vice provosts. Then he invited applications for six more faculty fellows to work on special projects that connect to the strategic plan. That team (above comprises Grant McGimpsey, vice president of research & economic Development; El Rewini; DiLorenzo; Storrs; John Mihelich, professor of anthropology; Rebecca Rozelle-Stone;  
More than 20 faculty members applied for the six spots in the program.

Forward facing

September 5, 2017

Faculty fellows, vice provosts key players in Academic Affairs’ efforts to enact One UND strategic plan

During a Tuesday address to the University Council, UND President Mark Kennedy reviewed a long list of University successes of the past year and plans for the future, using the seven goals of the new One UND Strategic Plan as a framework. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

A year of good things, with more to come

August 31, 2017

In latest University Council address, Kennedy lauds resiliency and spirit of campus in face of challenges

UND has its eyes set on substantial online growth but the same goal is shared by many other universities across the country. A recent national survey of 66 university chancellors, presidents and provosts found that the expansion of online learning fell among their collective top five priorities for 2017.  Photo by Shawna Schill.

Online and onward

August 31, 2017

Strategic Plan Spotlight: Goal Three team develops roadmap for expansion of online opportunities

Welcome home to One UND

Welcome home to One UND

August 21, 2017

UND greeted the class of 2021 in style during Welcome Weekend, August 19-20.

The Strinden Center, former home of the Alumni Association, is one of seven buildings being demolished on the UND campus this summer to reduce costs. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Making way for the future

July 25, 2017

Aging buildings fall to wrecking ball in effort to spruce up campus core, knock down costs

The setting sun descends upon the western edge of campus,where a new sense of enthusiasm is illuminating the UND college experience, thanks to enhanced communication efforts and a new solid sense of direction for the University.  UND Archival Photo.

Sun sets on past — rises with new UND conversation

July 11, 2017

Clear direction for University of North Dakota drives renewed positive perception

Angelique Foster, associate executive assistant to the UND president, kicks off an initial meeting of goal captains and project managers for implementation of the new One UND strategic plan  on June 20. Photo by Richard Larson.

Perfect pairs

June 27, 2017

One UND Strategic Plan goal captains and project managers prep for partnerships

UND’s Strategic Plan implementation teams have been named for each of the plan’s seven goals. These teams, comprised of UND faculty and staff, will work together throughout the summer and beyond to execute their respective goal’s action items—and help UND become the chief opportunity engine for North Dakota.

Naming names

June 20, 2017

Teams identified and assembled to guide and execute One UND Strategic Plan

Margot McGimpsey, special projects assist to the UND Provost; and Lisa Burger, assistant vice president for student academic services, show off their handiwork when it comes to process mapping for the One UND Strategic Plan. Both McGimpsey and Burger have been trained and have experience with process mapping. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

A strategic road map

June 20, 2017

Process mapping provides the way forward in implementing the One UND Strategic Plan