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University Strategic Planning

CSUSM Campus

Strategic planning at CSUSM will create a roadmap toward our future. This is an exciting and important opportunity to come together as a university community to establish a new common vision of where we want to go, building on our robust legacy and the work of so many who have come before us.

The new strategic plan will guide us over the next five years, building on our position as a regional higher education anchor institution and vehicle of student social mobility, while ensuring we are well poised for continued growth and innovation in the years to come.

Our guiding principles of diversity, equity and inclusion will be woven through out the process as well as respect for shared governance. In addition, the process will be consultative – all members of our campus community are invited to participate and have their voice and perspective heard.

Strategic Plan Steering Committee Members

To support and monitor strategic planning progress, a steering committee comprised of students, faculty and staff has been formed. Working closely with MGT Consulting, the committee will assist in steering the strategic planning process. 

  • Membership

    • Ranjeeta Basu, Interim Chief Diversity Officer (Co-Chair)
    • Carl Kemnitz, Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs (Co-Chair)
    • Fredi Avalos – Lecturer, Department of Communication (EPAG Rep)
    • William Byun, Lecturer, Finance (Lecturer Rep)
    • Dylan CrivelloI (ASI Student Rep)
    • LaPorcha Ellick, Coordinator of Student Involvement (Faculty/Staff Association Rep)
    • Geoffrey Gilmore, AVP, Student Academic Support Services, Student Affairs (SS&R Rep)
    • Sharon Hamill, Academic Senate Chair & Professor of Psychology
    • Cheryl Landin, Decision Support Analyst, Institutional Planning & Analysis (Staff Rep)
    • Penny Lanese, Identity Management Account Technician, IITS (Staff Rep)
    • Missy Magooshboy, Tribal Outreach and Support Coordinator (Inclusive Excellence Advisory Council Rep)
    • Talitha Matlin, STEM Librarian/Senior Assistant Librarian (Advisory Committee on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Rep)
    • Alan Styles, Department Chair & Professor, Accounting (Faculty Rep)
    • Manuel Vargas, Professor of Education (UCC Rep)
    • Rika Yoshii, Professor, Computer Science and Information Systems (Faculty Rep) 

    Ex-Officio Support

    • Margaret Chantung – Chief Communications Officer, University Communications
    • Regina Eisenbach – Dean, Academic Programs
    • Patricia Prado-Olmos – Chief Community Engagement Officer
    • Sarah Villarreal – Chief of Staff, Office of the President
    • Mark Norita – Associate Vice President, Facilities Development and Management
    • Lisa Medina – Director of Admissions & University Registrar

    Administrative Support

    • Jessica Halsey, Operations Coordinator, Office of the President
    • Melinda Jones, Executive Aide, Community Relations University Engagement

Input and Feedback

Key to this process is the full participation of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners. Opportunities to provide input will updated as soon as dates and times are available. In addition, if you have questions regarding the planning process, feedback you’d like to provide to the committee, or ideas you’d like to share, please email pres@csusm.edu.

Timeline

The Steering Committee will submit a report by June 2021 with updates to University Cabinet, the President’s Advisory Team, and other shared governance groups at regular intervals.

Once the report is complete, it will be shared with our campus community followed by division- and unit-based implementation and planning, including the creation of goals, strategies, and metrics in support of the strategic priorities by December 2021. 

Current University Plans