WCU schedules public forum on final draft of strategic plan

A draft strategic plan for Western Carolina University will be the subject of a public forum at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 17, in the theater of A.K. Hinds University Center.

The Western Carolina University’s 2020 Commission, a 36-member committee leading a strategic planning process to guide the university’s direction and development during the next decade, assembled the draft plan.

The plan next goes to the WCU Board of Trustees for endorsement at its meeting in June.

The forum is one of the few remaining pieces of a strategic planning process announced last August by Chancellor David O. Belcher in his Opening Assembly address to launch the 2011-12 academic year. Strategic planning is intended to help the university sharpen its institutional focus by identifying what programs and activities it will pursue, as well as those programs and activities it will not pursue during the next 10 years or so, said Melissa Wargo, chair of the 2020 Commission.


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