Dixie State University

2015-2020 STRATEGIC PLAN

LETTER FROM PRESIDENT WILLIAMS

This is a very exciting time for our university. As I have said many times before, this will be one of the most important strategic plans in our history, as it is the strategic plan that shapes us as the newest university in the state of Utah. I need your help and we need your ideas and feedback. We will be creating a strategic planning committee that will assist the consultant with drafting the strategic plan for all of our review. This committee will be a working committee in that the strategic consultant will give assignments and homework to help create the plan. Dr. Welty has asked that this committee be small (8-14 people) and functional. I am working with the university leaders (Senate, Staff Councils, Vice-Presidents) to identify those that should serve on this committee. Again, the purpose of this committee will be to help craft the plan that “we” create. Everyone on this campus needs to be involved. I hope that you will let your voice be heard and that you will participate in the many activities that will shape our new plan.

As for next steps I would like to briefly summarize the process.  There are eight (8) steps to this process that will be completed by July 1, 2015.  The steps are as follows:

  • Prepare
  • Host Town Hall Meetings
  • Conduct Research
  • Reaffirm/Refine Core Values, Vision, Mission and Formulate Strategic Position, Goals
  • Develop the Desired Outcomes
  • Formulate Strategies
  • Develop the Implementation Plan
  • Review/Complete the Strategic Plan

Within each step there are several activities that will take place. As the process matures I will send out further details of each step. The first step will begin on November 19-21, 2014 when Dr. Welty will be on our campus to meet with me and my cabinet to learn about our university. He will also meet with the Board of Trustees on the 21st since they will be meeting at that time. The second step will begin in early December with the first all-campus Town Hall meeting occurring on December 4, 2015. The time and location of this meeting will be finalized and sent to you in the next few days. It is our hope that as many of you will participate as possible. If you can’t make it for the first meeting there will be other opportunities to participate.

DR. RICHARD “BIFF” WILLIAMS,
PRESIDENT

Strategic Planning Updates

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Events

Sep 18, 2019 State of the University Address


11:00 am
Cox Auditorium

Apr 23, 2019 Strategic Plan Spring Report Out


9:00 am
Zion Room, HCC

Sep 19, 2018 State of the University Address


12:00 pm
Cox Auditorium

Apr 18, 2017 Strategic Plan Report Out and Celebration


9:00 am
Zion Room, HCC

Sep 20, 2017 State of the University Address


11:00 am
Cox Auditorium

View Address

Sep 22, 2016 State of the University Address


11:00 am
Cox Auditorium

View Address

Apr 19, 2016 Strategic Plan Report Out and Celebration


9:00 am
Zion Room, HCC

Sep 23, 2015 Strategic Plan Kick-Off


12:00 pm
Cox Auditorium

Mar 04, 2015 Open Forum Meeting


2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Gardner Center Ballroom

Open Forum Meeting to review key objectives and outcomes, and start transition to developing specific strategies

Feb 03, 2015 Strategic Planning Committee follow-up Meeting


3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Purpose: identify task force members to be appointed

Feb 03, 2015 Community Forum (open invitation)


12:00 pm-2:00 pm
Gardner Center Ballroom

Purpose: to review & receive feedback on draft core values, vision, mission, and preliminary goal areas

Feb 02, 2015 Strategic Planning Committee Workshop


2:00 pm-5:00 pm
Gardner Center Ballroom

Purpose: identify tentative goal areas

Dec 19, 2014 Strategic Planning Committee


7:30 am-9:00 am
South Admin

Stakeholder Meeting Notes

Committee Meeting Notes

Further Details

Contact

Richard B. Williams

University President

Email: president@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7502

Office: South Admin
Dixie State University
225 South University Avenue
St. George, UT 84770