Southeast Strategic Planning Forum to be Held Oct. 23 at Malden Campus

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 9, 2008 — The Strategic Planning Steering Committee at Southeast Missouri State University will hold an open forum at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at Southeast Missouri State University-Malden.

Members of the Advisory Council of Southeast Missouri State University-Malden will be on hand for the event, which will be facilitated by Dr. Gerald McDougall, a member of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee.

The Committee is holding open forums both on campus and in the region this fall in which individuals are invited to offer their input on objectives currently drafted by the Steering Committee for each of the plan’s five priorities.

The University’s Board of Regents in July approved the draft version of a new Strategic Plan for Southeast with five priorities. The Strategic Planning Steering Committee, comprised of representatives from throughout the campus community, has drafted objectives for each of the priorities based on input from a February regional-wide planning forum, an April brown bag forum, and conversations with their constituent groups.

The Committee is now inviting all input, questions and concerns at regional forums.

“Our next step in the process is to get input from the regional community on the objectives as currently drafted by the Steering Committee,” said Kenneth W. Dobbins, president of Southeast Missouri State University. “This plan will be our guide for our next three to five years. We want everyone to have the opportunity to provide input and suggest any changes to these objectives.”

The Steering Committee’s goal is to present a final draft strategic plan to the Board of Regents for approval at its Dec. 15 meeting.