Dixie 2020 (Status to Stature) Implementation Teams

Goal 1: Promote student success and increase retention and completion rates at all degree levels

Goal Leader: Frank Lojko

Implementation Teams

Strategy 1:

Develop comprehensive recruitment approaches that are more academically focused

Implementation Leader: Brett Schwartz
Team members: Quinn Monson, Bryon Geddes, Laralee Davenport


Strategy 2:

Develop and Implement a Structured Enrollment Program by Fall 2016

Implementation Leader: David Roos
Team members: Andrea Brown, Ami Jo Comeford, Ross Decker, Tom Picklesimer, Katie Armstrong, Mike Olson


Strategy 3:

Develop an organization and processes to serve students entering DSU, through their first year, or until they meet structured enrollment requirements. To allow these to operate collaboratively, they should be organized with a Dean or Associate Vice President over them.

Implementation Leader: Jonathon Morrell
Team members: Mace Jacobson, Larry Esplin, Chris Gifford, Madison Brostrom, Katie Armstrong, Sarah Black


Strategy 4:

Develop a comprehensive climate for increasing both the full-time and adjunct faculty role in student retention

Implementation Leaders: Sarah Black
Team members: Al Keller, Bruce Harris, David Roos, Kyle Wells, Richard Featherstone, Leonor Ceballos


Strategy 5:

Develop an organization and processes to provide students with access to high-impact educational opportunities from when they enter as first year students until after they graduate and beyond.

*To allow these to operate collaboratively, they should be organized with a Dean or Associate Vice President over them (e.g., a Center for Engaged Education).

Implementation Leaders: Ali Threet
Team members: Luke Wilkins, Tyson Pulsipher, Luke Kerouac, Joel Griffin, Kelly Bringhurst, Susan Hart, Shane Blocker

Goal 2: Broaden and enhance academic programs to facilitate growth

Goal Leader: Michael Lacourse, David Wade

Implementation Teams

Strategy 1:

Develop New Programs or Areas of Study

Implementation Leaders: David Wade
Team members: Warren Anderson, Andrea Brown, Clint Buhler, Jared Dupree, Brett Schwartz, Summer Fackler, Chris Durham


Strategy 2:

Create the School of Interdisciplinary Innovation to Promote Pedagogical Excellence

Implementation Leader: Matt Morin
Team members: Nancy Ross, Mark Jeffreys, Denise Burton, Charles Cornwall


Strategy 3:

Improve Quality and Course Delivery

Implementation Leaders: Bruce Harris
Team members: Scott Allen, Sandy Petersen, Jared Johnson, Chris Durham

Goal 3: Invest in Faculty and staff recruitment, retention and professional development

Goal Leader: Paul Morris, Bryant Flake

Implementation Teams

Strategy 1:

Improve total compensation for faculty and staff

Implementation Leader: Travis Rosenberg
Team members: Paul Morris, Bryant Flake, Greg Esplin, Rae Matalolo, Erin O’Brien, Nancy Hauck, Deb Millet, Andrea Brown


Strategy 2:

Create a compensation program that consists of a progressive tier system that includes and enhances an incentive based salary structure

Implementation Leader: Travis Rosenberg
Team members: Paul Morris, Bryant Flake, Greg Esplin, Rae Matalolo, Erin O’Brien, Nancy Hauck, Deb Millet, Andrea Brown


Strategy 3:

Improve hiring and retention procedures

Implementation Leader: Travis Rosenberg
Team members: Paul Morris, Bryant Flake, Greg Esplin, Rae Matalolo, Erin O’Brien, Nancy Hauck, Deb Millet, Andrea Brown


Strategy 4:

Maximize professional development opportunities for faculty and staff

Implementation Leader: Nate Staheli
Team members: Deb Millet, Sylvia Bradshaw, Jim Haendiges, RC Morris, Kelly Bringhurst, Bruce Harris


Strategy 5:

Participate in “Great Colleges to Work For” Survey

Implementation Leader: Andrea Brown
Team members: Debra Bryant, Greg Esplin, Richard Paustenbaugh, Kathleen Briggs, Kindra Celani, Don Steck

Goal 4: Promote the success of underrepresented faculty, staff, and students by enhancing support for inclusion and equity

Goal Leader: Brenda Sabey, Christina Duncan

Implementation Teams

Strategy 1:

Provide accessible and equitable educational opportunities and resources for minority and underrepresented students

; including women, adult learners, and learners with disabilities; by centralizing and making minority-related services and resources more visible.
Implementation Leader: Daneka Souberbielle
Team members: Craig Harter, Baako Wahabu, Florence Bacabac, Susan Ertel, Carole Grady, Deb Bryant, Chizu Matsubara, Lisa Welch, Del Beatty


Strategy 2:

Improve intercultural competence by providing yearly workshops and trainings with a goal of 100% faculty, staff, and administrator participation by Fall 2019

Implementation Leader: Christina Duncan
Team members: Bruce Harris, John Burns, Michelle Cabana, Deb Millet, Lisa Harris, Melanie Hinton


Strategy 3:

Create and implement a diversity action plan to improve recruitment and retention of diverse students, to foster an inclusive environment

Implementation Leader: Brett Schwartz/CJ Ferguson
Team members: Jordon Sharp, Jonathan Morrell, Everton Araujo, Katie Adolpho, Adriana Brandt, Felipe Navas


Strategy 4:

Create and implement a diversity action plan to improve recruitment and retention of diverse staff and faculty and to foster an inclusive environment

Implementation Leader: Travis Rosenberg and Jo Hickman
Team members: Carole Grady, Nancy Hauck, Nancy Ross, Robert Carlson, Mace Jacobson, Sheila Cannon, Melanie Sponaugle

Goal 5: Engage with the Southern Utah Region to strengthen civic, cultural, and economic life

Goal Leader: Eric Pedersen, Nancy Hauck

Implementation Teams

Strategy 1:

Create a unit for central coordinated oversight of all university community service efforts

Implementation Leader: Kyle Wells
Team members: Jeff Jarvis, Brad Last, Eric Pedersen, Jordon Sharp, Robert Huddleston, Erin O’Brien, Gerald Bryant, David Gardner (WCSD), Ken Perkins, Tracey O’Kelly, Scott Hirschi, Shandon Gubler, Barbara Tanner, new Director of Community Engagement, and the new Director of the Business Resource Center, John Pike, Larry Bergeson


Strategy 2:

Using the Carnegie Framework, inventory they university’s current efforts in community service, engagement, community organization leadership, and student experiential learning opportunities and develop an annual reporting methodology to record the amount of participation by students, faculty and staff

Implementation Leader: Erin O’Brien and future Director of Community Engagement & Experiential Learning
Team members: Andrea Brown, Kelly Bringhurst, Travis Seegmiller, Debra Bryant, Tracey O’Kelly, Van Mangus, Ali Threet, Denise Burton, Matt Kearl , David Zielke, Elizabeth Bingham


Strategy 3:

Create a rubric to define mentor roles, community service, service learning, and leadership with community organizations

Implementation Leader: Nancy Hauck
Team members: Sandy Petersen, Kathy Cieslewicz, Rico DelSesto, Munir Mahmud, Travis Seegmiller, Helen Saar, Dee Murray, Jordon Sharp, Del Beatty, Linda Wright, Greg Bartholomew, Shandon Gubler


Strategy 4:

Continually publicize all university efforts related to Dixie State’s positive impact on the community

Implementation Leader: Jyl Hall
Team members: Stephen Armstrong, Curt Walker, Rachel Ramsay, Becky Smith, Bryan Poulsen, Brent Yergensen, new Director of Public Relations


Strategy 5:

Hold an annual Community Service Fair to identify mentors and assign them to individual departments, and to place students in community service opportunities

Implementation Leader: New/future Director of Community Engagement & Experiential Learning
Team members: Katie Armstrong, Christina Duncan, David Zielke, Doug Zainsbury, Katie Adolpho

Goal 6: Establish a strong brand and identity for the university

Goal Co-Leaders: Jason Boothe and Jordon Sharp

Implementation Teams

Strategy 1:

Highlight the unique characteristics of the university’s academic programs and its location to local, national, and international audiences, and align the university’s mascot and nickname with its strategic direction

Implementation Leaders: President Williams
Team members: Jason Boothe, Jordon Sharp, Kalynn Larson, Brett Schwarz or CJ Ferguson, Rachel Ramsey, Tim Tasom, Jared Madsen, Erin Ortiz, Colton Campbell, Matt DeVore


Strategy 2:

Strengthen the athletics program in performance and competition in order to improve the visibility and image of the university

Implementation Leader: Jason Boothe
Team members: Luke Kerouac, Chet Norman, Derek Dawes, Lance Brown, Mo Eckroth, Robyn Felder, Nate Staheli, Ken Beazer, Gail Smith, Lance Brown


Strategy 3:

Forge alliances with local and regional businesses, alumni, and community members in order to engage the resources of the university with its service region

Implementation Leader: TBA
Team members: Joel Griffin, Tyson Pulsipher, Shane Blocker, Len Erickson, Kalynn Larson, new Development Officer, Dave Clark


Strategy 4:

Develop an aggressive communications and marketing strategy consistent with the university’s strategic plan

Implementation Leader: Jordon Sharp
Team members: Jyl Hall, Chet Norman, Steve Johnson, Tyson Pulsipher, Rex Frisbey, Lance Brown, Brett Schwartz, Karman Wilson, Del Beatty