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Forums to be held about USG’s strategic planning effort

Chancellor Steve Wrigley has extended a special invitation for faculty, staff and students to attend regional forums being held next month as part of the University System of Georgia’s 2019 strategic planning effort.

The new strategic plan will set USG’s agenda for the next five years and beyond, making campus input crucial. This is a chance to weigh in on how the system will face the challenges and opportunities of public higher education in Georgia.

As background, the board of regents laid the foundation for the plan in March. Over the summer, working groups that include University System office staff as well as presidents representing each of USG’s four academic sectors have gathered ideas and refined them into draft goals, which will be discussed at the forums.

As the system gathers feedback from its stakeholders, both these and new goals will be firmed up to help outline strategies moving the system forward. Metrics, broken out by sector, will also be developed to measure progress toward the plan.

Your attendance is encouraged at any of the following forums:

• 10 a.m. on Sept. 3 at Georgia State University’s Student Center East;

• 10 a.m. on Sept. 4 at Fort Valley State University’s C.W. Pettigrew Center; Due to Hurricane Dorian, this forum will be rescheduled at a later date.

• 10 a.m. on Sept. 5 at Valdosta State University’s University Center; Due to Hurricane Dorian, this forum will be rescheduled at a later date and

• 5 p.m. on Sept. 11 at Dalton State College’s Gignilliat Memorial Hall.

More details about each forum will be available closer to September, and among other places will be posted on the system’s homepage at Each forum is expected to last about 1.5 hours. 

All the forums, while open to the public, are a direct opportunity for key stakeholder groups—especially those of faculty, staff and students—to provide face-to-face feedback on the new strategic plan’s direction.