Strategic Plan

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 at

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

UND archival image.

More action, brighter future

September 19, 2017 at

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 at

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 at

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

Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Online and onward

August 31, 2017 at

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 at

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 at

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 at

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 at

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 at

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 at

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

UND President Mark Kennedy recently got together with UND's One UND Stategic Plan goal captains and support unit reps to choose implementation teams -- one for each of the plan's goals -- in an NFL-style players draft.

Building One UND ‘dream teams’

June 6, 2017 at

Draft day has Strategic Plan goal captains discussing power picks for strong implementation groups

The Strategic Plan was publicly launched on May 5, following months of collaborative meetings, research and evolution. Instead of slowing for the summer, execution begins immediately—with the assembly of an implementation team that will include captains for every Strategic Plan goal, trained project managers to keep those goals aligned and on track and support members who will generate ideas, further refine action steps and ultimately make the plan a reality.

Turning soil on the Strategic Plan

May 30, 2017 at

UND Strategic Plan assembles goal captains, project managers and implementation team members to execute campus strategy

UND President Mark Kennedy leads the unveiling of UND's  new "One UND" Strategic Plan on Friday, May 5, in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. Photo by Shawna Schill.

A plan for change

May 9, 2017 at

UND President Mark Kennedy formally launches much-anticipated Strategic Plan

At the most recent forum for the new University Strategic Plan, Associate Professor of Languages Melissa Gjellstad (pictured) and English Professor Rebecca Weaver-Hightower explained strategies for meeting the pillar’s first goal—providing a strong liberal arts foundation. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

Pillars of University strength

May 2, 2017 at

Strategic Planning Committee members wrap up campus budget fora with discussion of Learning and Engagement