Board of Trustees Adopts Strategic Plan for Illinois Wesleyan
President Richard F. Wilson
Feb. 8, 2006
The Board of Trustees voted at its Feb. 7 meeting to formally adopt the Strategic
Plan for Illinois Wesleyan University. A three-year effort, the planning initiative
began in 2003 by then President Minor Myers, jr. and, following his death, was carried
on by Acting President Janet McNew. President Richard F. Wilson assumed leadership
of the planning process upon his arrival at Illinois Wesleyan in 2004.
The plan, designed to set a course for the University for the next five to seven years,
incorporates six goals that Wilson indicates are critical to the future of the University.
These goals involve: Teaching and Learning, Student Development, Diversity, Human
Resources, University Identity, and Financial Resources. Work groups specific to each
goal undertook the responsibilities for fully developing the goals and strategies.
The trustees praised the thoroughness of the plan and the efforts of the work groups
and the campus community for their three-year commitment to the planning process.
In presenting the plan to the Trustees, President Wilson stressed that the plan is
a “dynamic, living document, not intended to gather dust.” He also said he is especially
pleased by the make-up of the committees. “Each group consisted of faculty, staff,
alumni, Trustees and students. All voices had opportunities to be heard. This plan
truly is the work of people who care the most about this University.” The next phase
will involve setting priorities and developing strategies for implementation.
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