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Members of the Canisius community gathered in the Montante Cultural Center yesterday (March 10) afternoon for an informative and productive talk about the college’s future.  The gathering marks the latest in a series of long-range strategic planning forums, hosted by President John J. Hurley, to gather input and insight from the greater campus community as the college charts a new course.

(from left to right) Canisius President John J. Hurley is joined onstage by Scott Chadwick, PhD, vice president for academic affairs; Ellen O. Conley, PhD, vice president for student affairs; Patrick Richey, vice president for business & finance; and Craig Chindemi, vice president for institutional advancement.

During the two-hour forum, President Hurley previewed the strategic plan, entitled A Transformational Education: The Strategic Plan for Canisius College.   The document includes a revised mission statement, a vision statement and five strategic goals, all of which aim to move Canisius College to the next level of excellence and strive for increased integration across campus, with a particular emphasis on academic and student affairs.

“It’s a solid framework, which will be followed by more tactical planning,” said President Hurley, who lauded the “remarkable amount of input from the campus community,” as well as the “quick pace” at which the document continues to evolve and move forward.

After the president and vice presidents outlined the strategic goals and the corresponding objectives and rationale, they opened the floor to questions and comments from those in attendance.  At the conclusion of the one hour presentation, President Hurley invited participants to discuss the strategic-plan in small groups.   The afternoon ended with spokespeople from each group providing feedback to President Hurley on the current state of the strategic plan.

To view the latest draft of A Transformational Education: The Strategic Plan for Canisius College, click here.  Video from Thursday’s strategic-planning forum will also be available on iTunes in the coming days.

Submitted by:  Public Relations