Strategic Advisory Council

Strategic Advisory Council

The Strategic Advisory Council (SAC) will meet at least two to four times per year and may meet as needed to address strategic issues that arise.  The SAC will be led by the Strategic Planning Facilitation Team.  The SAC will:

  • Review updates to strategies as informed by performance indicators and progress towards expected outcomes.
  • Identify issues that arise from observation of higher education trends and external challenges or opportunities that impact the fulfillment of our mission and achievement of our goals.
  • Align planning with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education standards.
  • Provide input to the President and the SPSC on revised or updated strategies.

 The membership of the SAC will include:

  • The Strategic Planning Facilitation Team.
  • The Strategic Plan Steering Committee.
  • A Council of Trustee representative.
  • Deans’ Council members.
  • Presidents of APSCUF, AFSCME, SCUPA and Faculty Senate (or their respective designee).
  • Five selected faculty department chairs (one each from the College of Education and Human Services, the Lombardo College of Business, the College of Science and Technology, the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and the University College).
  • Student Government Association and Graduate Student Association presidents (or their respective designee).
  • The Alumni Board and the Foundation Board presidents (or their respective designee).
  • Assistant Vice President for Communications & Marketing, Assistant Vice President for
    Enrollment Management & Chief of Operations, Assistant Vice President of Finance &
    Administration, Associate Vice President for Advancement, Associate Vice President for
    Student Affairs-Engagement, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs-Operations, and
    Director of Financial Aid.
  • The President will serve as an ex officio member.
  • The Planning, Assessment & Analysis Administrative Assistant will provide staff support.

The term of office for all SAC members will be the duration of their leadership role in the respective position listed, except for faculty department chairs.  The selected department chairs will serve three-year terms.  Ideally, the department chair terms will be staggered.