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Frostburg State University Presents Draft Strategic Plan

Frostburg State University’s Strategic Planning Team will seek public input on FSU’s Draft Strategic Plan on Monday, Dec. 1 and Tuesday, Dec .2 in the Leake Room of the Cordts PE Center. The draft plan will be presented at 4:30 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 1. All events on both days are open to the pubic.

Members of the FSU community and others with an interest in the University are invited to participate in a Planning Charrette, which is a final collaborative effort to obtain stakeholder input, anytime from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 2. Participants are encouraged to socialize, tour the steps of the planning process, discuss aspects of the draft plan and provide valuable input for the final Strategic Plan. The key elements of the Strategic Plan that will be presented include environmental analysis and planning assumption, vision, mission, core values, master goals, themes, strategic directions, key performance indicators and potential action items. FSU Planning Units will learn how they can shape the Final Strategic Plan. The team will also provide recommendations for long-term strategic management at FSU. Refreshments will be provided.

FSU President Jonathan Gibralter encouraged constituents to become involved in the planning process. “I have been extremely pleased with the collegiality and openness that has existed on the Strategic Planning Team. The group has worked for over a year and half to develop a focused, strategic plan to move Frostburg State University into a strong and confident future. It is now time for faculty, staff, students, the local community and other stakeholders to react to the draft plan, and I hope everyone will take the time to honor the hard work of the Strategic Planning Team by becoming involved,” Gibralter said.

The Strategic Planning Team has been meeting since the fall of 2007 under the leadership of Dr. Danny Arnold, FSU Dean of the College of Business, and Dr. Amit Shah, Professor of Management at FSU.

Those interested in previewing the Draft Strategic Plan before Dec. 1 may visit

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Frostburg State University
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Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

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