Greetings SOU community members,
As we prepare for the start of a new academic year, I want to update all of you on an ongoing effort at SOU that is of critical importance in the months ahead and will shape our university for many years to come: the strategic plan.
We are currently in a phase that is somewhat like panning for gold. We’ve gathered a great deal of information and there are many valuable nuggets that need to be separated from other shiny objects that are mixed in with the gravel. Our ultimate goal is to produce a plan that is focused, achievable and forward-thinking. We want the nuggets upon which it’s based to inspire each of you to strive for greatness – individually and collectively.
SOU’s strategic planning process began in January and will be implemented beginning in 2018. The plan will position SOU to foresee and take advantage of what higher education – and specifically, our university – may look like in five, 10 and even 20 years. It will help clarify how our students can best be served and the roles our institution should fill in the future of our region.
Dr. Linda Schott