USD Strategic Initiatives Annual Report: 2019-20

We are pleased to share with you the Strategic Initiatives Annual Report for 2019-20.

Under the leadership of President James T. Harris III and with the support ofthe Board of Trustees, USD launchedits strategic plan, Envisioning 2024,

in 2016. To support the implementation of this ambitious plan, President Harris created the Division of Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Initiatives (IESI). In this role, IESI oversees the administration of the Strategic Initiatives Fund, which is used to pilot project proposals from USD students, faculty and staff that further the goals of Envisioning 2024. This funding stream is outside of USD’s normal budgeting process and so opens the door to the ideas of our students, faculty, and staff to realize ideas that they are passionate about and build upon their expertise to further USD’s strategic goals.