In 2014-2015, SUNY Oswego launched its current strategic plan, Tomorrow: Greater Impact and Success. At the fall 2019 Opening Breakfast, President Deborah F. Stanley presented the key elements of the college’s last four strategic plans, dating back to 1996, to illustrate the evolution of SUNY Oswego and to reiterate the steadfast values and principles for which we stand. We remain a learner-centered institution committed to student success, academic excellence, our community and partnerships, sustainability and to the Grand Challenges of our time.

In November 2019, President Stanley convened the 44-member Strategic Planning Advisory Board to work together with the campus community to develop and propose comprehensive strategic goals that will advance SUNY Oswego’s mission and are defined and pursued in the current context of higher education.

SUNY Oswego will begin to implement its refreshed strategic plan in the spring 2021 semester. Please review the college’s 2014-2020 strategic plan, Tomorrow: Greater Impact and Success to view the foundation of our future plan. Please return often to this site for updates on our progress over the weeks and months ahead.

Mission Statement

SUNY Oswego contributes to the common good by lighting the path to wisdom and empowering every person in the college community to pursue a meaningful life as a productive, responsible member of society.

Vision Statement

Inspired by a shared commitment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher-education boundaries, SUNY Oswego will be a premier institution that provides a transformative experience to a diverse body of students, empowering them to live ethical and meaningful lives and build a better world.

Strategic Planning Advisory Board Members Fall 2019 - Fall 2020

Deborah F. Stanley, President 
Scott Furlong, Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs
Eric Blanchard, Assistant Professor, Political Science, College of Liberal Arts Sciences
Marcia Burrell**, Professor, Curriculum & Instruction, School of Education
June Qiong Dong, Professor, Management, School of Business
Lisa Glidden, Faculty Assembly Chair, Associate Professor, Director of Global and International Studies, Political Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Elizabeth Keida, Assistant Professor, Health Promotion and Wellness, School of Education
Paul Leary, Assistant Professor, Music, School of Communication, Media and the Arts
Rebecca Mushtare, Assistant Professor, Art, School of Communication, Media and the Arts
Maria Sagot, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, College of Liberal Arts Sciences
Hui Zhang, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Liberal Arts Sciences
Kristin Croyle, Dean, College of Liberal Arts Sciences
Kristen Eichhorn, Dean, Graduate Studies
Prabakar Kothandaraman, Dean, School of Business
Pam Michel, Dean, School of Education
Jill Pippin, Dean, Extended Learning
Julie Pretzat, Dean, School of Communication, Media and the Arts

Mary Canale, Vice President, Alumni and Development
Pam Caraccioli, Deputy to the President for Economic Development & External Partnerships
Ebony Dixon*, Executive Director of Enrollment Management*
Kristi Eck, Chief of Staff
Jerri Howland, Vice President, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Rodmon King, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Nick Lyons, Vice President, Administration & Finance
Mary Toale, Executive Assistant to the President
Wayne Westervelt, Chief Communication Officer
Rodrick Andrews, Director, Financial Aid
Reginald Braggs*, Director of Syracuse Campus
Shaun Crisler, Assistant Vice President of Residence Life and Housing
Mary DePentu, Facilities Services, Director of Maintenance & Operations 
Sherri Devercelly, CSEA Reprepresentative
Kathy Evans, Assistant Vice President for Student Development, Interim Dean of Students
Mitch Fields, Associate Vice President for Facilities Services
Victoria Furlong, Associate Vice President Finance and Budget
Malcolm Huggins, Alumni & Development
Jason Leone, Athletics 
Josh McKeown, Director, International Education
Kate Spector, Campus Sustainability Manager
Miranda Traudt, Director, ARTSwego
Chena Tucker, Office of Business and Community Relations
Debbie Furlong, Director, Institutional Research and Assessment
Sarah Weisman, Director, Penfield Library
Natasia Burgess**, student
Tamera Miller**, student
Jerry Pritchard**, student
Siobhan Rodrigues**, student
Takeena Strachan**, Student Association President

*Beginning Fall 2020
**Fall 2019 - Spring 2020

Strategic Plan Focus Group Discussion Topics

  • Strategic enrollment management (online, traditional, international, graduate) and retention
  • Curriculum and course development (online and traditional)
  • Innovation in skills development (Example: upskilling)
  • Centers of thought for research (cross-cutting institutional grants, investment and growing external funding and partnerships)
  • Factors affecting student success and institutional responsiveness (first generation, mental health and wellbeing, poverty)
  • Faculty and staff recruitment (Example: PRODiG)
  • Institutional recognition and identity
  • Stakeholder support and increased resources for Grand Challenge endeavors

Institutional Priorities

  • Student Success
  • Academic and Creative Excellence
  • Inclusive Community
  • Sustainable Institution
  • Partnerships

Comments

The Strategic Planning Advisory Board seeks input from the entire campus community as we look to refresh the college's strategic plan.

Focus Group Schedule and Meetings to Date

Strategic Planning Advisory Board Kick-Off Meeting
November 13, 2019, 1:30pm, 114 Marano Campus Center

Foundation and Alumni
January 6, 2020, 3pm, King Hall

Extended Learning
January 7, 2020, 10am, 141 Marano Campus Center

Academic Affairs Affiliated Units - Meeting Option 2
January 22, 2020, 2pm, 201 Marano Campus Center

Graduate Studies
January 9, 2020, 2pm, 610A Culkin Hall

Community and External Partners
January 14, 2020, 1:30pm, OBCR

Student Affairs (Office/Department Directors)
January 16, 2020, 2pm, 201 Marano Campus Center

Academic Affairs Affiliated Units - Meeting Option 1
January 21, 2020, 10:30 am, 201 Marano Campus Center

CSEA - Operational Services Unit
January 21, 2020, 2:30 pm, 211 Park Hall

School of Communication, Media and the Arts
February 4, 2020, 9:30am, 114 Marano Campus Center

School of Business
February 5, 2020, 1pm, 332 Rich Hall

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
February 11, 2020, 9:30am, 201 Marano Campus Center

Open Session for Students - Meeting Option 1
February 12, 2020, 3-4:15pm, 114 Marano Campus Center

Open Session for Faculty - Meeting Option 1
February 13, 2020, 2:15-3:45pm, 201 Marano Campus Center

Open Session for Students - Meeting Option 2
February 14, 2020, 1-2:15pm, The Village Common Room

School of Education
February 18, 2020, 9:30am, 302 Park Hall

Open Session for Students - Meeting Option 3
February 18, 2020, 3-4:15pm, 201 Marano Campus Center

Open Session for Faculty - Meeting Option 2
February 19, 2020, 9-10:30am, 201 Marano Campus Center

Open Session for Faculty and Staff
February 24, 2020, 3-4:15pm, 114 Marano Campus Center

Strategic Planning Advisory Board Meeting #2
March 3, 2020

Strategic Planning Advisory Board Meeting #3
August 31, 2020