OUE Staff Well-Represented on GT Strategic Plan Working Groups

About the Strategic Plan

Since October 2019, more than 5,700 students, faculty, staff, alumni, campus partners, and community leaders have provided their input. The steering committee worked in tandem with the visioning and collection process to analyze volumes of raw data and provide the building blocks for the Institute’s plan, including a new mission, vision, and values, and strategic impact theme areas. The goal setting phase will now welcome review of the overall draft plan and seek input from the Georgia Tech community, as well as convene working groups to guide the next steps. 

We are well on our way to creating an exciting new strategic plan for Georgia Tech, but opportunities to further contribute to the process continue. This month marks a transition from the visioning phase to the goal setting phase and interested individuals are encouraged to apply to be a part of a strategic planning working group this spring. The working groups will convene around the six strategic impact themes that emerged during the visioning phase, and will work to identify the goals, objectives and measures of success necessary to bring those themes to life.

Working Groups & OUE Representatives

Amplify Impact: Embrace our power as agents of change for the public good and concentrate our research and learning efforts on identifying and solving the most critical and complex problems of our time, locally and globally.

  • Susan Belmonte, Pre-Teaching & Pre-Professional Advisor (C2D2 & CEISMC)

  • Recha Reid, Student Innovation Program Manager (OUE)

  • Rebecca Watts Hull, Academic Professional, School of History and Sociology; Service Learning and Partnerships Specialist (SLS)

Champion Innovation: Champion our leadership position as an engine of innovation and entrepreneurship and collaborate with other public and private actors to create economic opportunity and position Atlanta and Georgia as examples of inclusive innovation. 

  • James Barricelli, Director of Employer Relations (C2D2)

  • Jennifer Hirsch, Director (SLS)

  • Christopher Reaves, Executive Director (Academic Engagement Programs) 

Connect Globally: Strengthen our role as a hub of worldwide collaboration and build a global learning platform to expand our reach and amplify our impact.

Expand Access: Empower people of all backgrounds and stages of life to learn and contribute to technological and human progress.

  • De Morris Walker, Director of Summer Session Initiatives (OUE)

Cultivate Well-Being: Strengthen our culture of well-being and create an environment of holistic learning where all members of our community can grow and learn to lead healthy, purposeful, impactful lives.

  • Kristina Chatfield, Program and Operations Manager (SLS)

  • Casey Chaviano, Assistant Director for Assessment Planning (OUE)

  • Allyson Tant, Program and Operations Manager (Academic Engagemnt Programs)

Lead by Example: Lead and inspire by example by creating a culture of deliberate innovation in our own practices and by being an example of agility, effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability.

  • Kari White, Associate Director for Living Learning Communities (OUE)