October 28, 2014: Letter to Saint Mary's Community

Subject: Draft Strategic Plan and Upcoming Town Hall Meetings

Dear Saint Mary’s community,

After many months of focused work from members across our community, I am pleased to share with you the draft of the Saint Mary's College Strategic Plan, 2015-2020.

As I have said before, I believe we have a distinctive position in the higher education landscape that we will reclaim and promote. This roadmap, combined with the immense talent in all areas of the College, will assist us in doing just that. We are in the process of appointing Implementation Teams composed of more members of our campus community to take the document from a strategic framework to an action plan. I’ll share more on those teams soon.

Next week I will be leading two Town Hall meetings to discuss the plan. In these meetings, I will present the highlights of the plan followed by a question and answer session with the full Cabinet. We will also break out into six groups – one for each strategic goal – and engage in conversation about ideas and aspirations related to each of the topics.

The Town Hall meetings will be held:
Tuesday, November 4, 8:30-10am, Soda Center Orinda Room
Wednesday, November 5, 8:30-10am, Soda Center Moraga Room

I hope you will make the time to join me at one of these sessions. The more input we have from across the College, the better poised we will be for success.

Sincerely,
James A. Donahue
President

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