Several groups work to promote inclusiveness, enhance efficiency and facilitate decision-making at the university level. The groups included are Core Operations, Academic Leadership Council, Senior Leadership Council and University Leadership Forum, and they work to fulfill the university's mission and achieve its goals.
The Core Operations group is composed of executive leadership and president’s office staff. The group meets weekly to review the president’s prior and current week activities and to share operational status in each of the major divisions of the university (Finance and Administration, Advancement, Academics, Research and Information Technology) for coordination across the divisions.
The Academic Leadership Council provides a venue for academic leaders university-wide, primarily deans and vice provosts, to discuss, coordinate and communicate openly and transparently across the academic affairs division. The meetings are intended to promote inclusiveness, enhance efficiency, discuss business processes and inform individuals with decision-making authority. The council develops recommendations and implements actions to fulfill the university’s mission and achieve goals as outlined in the strategic plan.
A list of Academic Leadership Council members can be found on the Provost/EVP website.
The Senior Leadership Council is broadly representative and meets monthly to share information, discuss initiatives and offer feedback that relate to the overall mission and vision of the institution. Led by the university president, the council informs the strategic decisions of the executive team and plans for the future based on input from the various divisions that make up the university.
The University Leadership Forum will be held two to three times per semester and is composed of broad leadership representation across the university. The meetings are typically topic-based for the purpose of information sharing, feedback and unification of messaging. Watch the video for the University Leadership Forum with Gardner and Associates.
Core Operations Members
- Provost and Executive Vice President
- Vice President, Finance and Administration
- Vice President, Advancement
- Vice President, Research and Development
- Vice President, Information Technology/CIO
- Director of Athletics
- Senior Advisor to the President
- Chief of Staff to the President
- Special Assistant, Strategic Initiatives
- Chief Marketing Officer/Exec. Dir. Of University Communications