Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 5:19 p.m.
Present: Laverty, Pelleran, Proctor
Absent: Brannan, Canady, Murray, Rasmusson
Trustee Rasmusson arrived at 5:39 p.m.
Limited Public Comment Regarding Agenda Items
There were no comments from the public.
Strategic Planning Work Session
Chairperson Laverty asked everyone present to introduce themselves.
President Cunningham thanked the Trustees for taking the time to
engage in the strategic planning process. She stated that the plan
becomes the marching orders for Lansing
The annual results inventory reports are submitted because they are
derived from the Strategic Plan and the College's progress with the
plan is monitored by these reports. She said every staff member at
the table has some responsibility for a piece in the Strategic Plan.
Every decision will be linked to the work that will be done tonight;
therefore, the work this evening is extremely important to the
institution. President Cunningham stated that we are not looking at
redoing what we currently have, but we are looking at once this plan
has expired in 2007 what will be the direction of the College. The
decisions made will impact the budget two years from now and it may
take that long if the plan goes in a completely different direction.
She reviewed the amount of people and activities that were involved in
the last process. It is anticipated that by June 2005 a plan will be
adopted; however, prior to that date there will be a tremendous amount
of engagement, feedback, and updates. Tonight?s purpose is to get the
Board's input on the vision, mission, motto, guiding principles, and
the five areas of priority need.
President Cunningham stated that she is ultimately responsible for
implementing the Strategic Plan. To assist with drafting the plan she
has developed an Internal Strategic Planning Team, which will be lead
by Mr. Rich Howard. Members of that team are Mr. Glenn Cerny, Mr. Ray
Turner, Ms. Judith Cardenas, Ms.
and Ms. Barbara Larson. For the Trustees that are not here staff will
find the best way to get them this information.
Trustee Pelleran asked if the December 15 meeting will be a
continuation of tonight?s meeting.
Chairperson Laverty responded that if the work that needs to be done
is completed tonight the December 15th meeting may not be
President Cunningham asked the Trustees as they provide their input
tonight to please continue to focus on high level strategic
visioning. She turned the meeting over to Mr. Rich Howard.
Mr. Howard stated that he is looking forward to working with the Board
and the staff on the strategic planning renewal process. The
strategic plan renewal covers the years 2006 to 2011, which is a
five-year plan as opposed to a seven-year plan as the first one was.
He said the reason for the seven-year plan was to develop a
foundational focus which the College did not have prior to the year
2000. Now that the College has achieved a foundational focus the
Strategic Plan will now be a five-year plan. Mr. Howard provided a
PowerPoint presentation which reviewed the strategic plan renewal
process (the presentation is on file with the official Board
materials), which includes getting input from the Board that will
guide the research for the Strategic Plan.
Mr. Howard polled the Board anonymously on the following areas of the
Strategic Plan: vision, mission, motto, the strategic drivers, the
five areas of priority of need, and guiding principles.
The Board members each had a laptop and through the Oracle Web
Conference feature, they provided their answers anonymously. After
each poll, there was discussion about each area.
Mr. Howard explained that the next steps in the process include
compilation of tonight?s information into common themes and the
Internal Strategic Planning team will begin soliciting input from
various stakeholder groups using the same or similar questions that
were used this evening.
President Cunningham thanked Mr. Howard for his hard work this
evening. She also thanked Mr. Cerny and his staff for making the
creative technology used this evening.
Chairperson Laverty asked staff if the Board will need to meet on
President Cunningham responded that, no, the Board will not need to
meet. The next meeting for the Board to meet regarding the Strategic
Plan is being proposed for early March in order to allow time to
gather information from stakeholders; however, the Board will receive
various updates before then.
There were no comments from the public.
IT WAS MOVED by Trustee Rasmusson and supported by Trustee Pelleran
for the meeting to adjourn.
Ayes: Laverty, Pelleran, Proctor, Rasmusson
Absent: Brannan, Murray
The meeting adjourned at 7:29 p.m.