Strategic Directions

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Launching Strategic Directions

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President Mary E. Lyons officially launched USD's Strategic Directions planning process on October 8, 2003, by presenting the Board of Trustees with the timeline for a plan to develop "strategic directions" for USD and informing the campus community with an e-mail announcement the next day.

The President appointed a Strategic Directions Steering Committee composed of the vice presidents, three deans, a trustee, a community representative and alumna, the chair of the University Senate, and Institutional Research and Planning. The Steering Committee was charged to guide the process and look at USD from an institutional perspective: our mission, our distinctiveness, and our priorities.