By the April conclusion of the community input portion of Baylor's strategic planning process, more than 800 alumni and friends submitted their ideas about the university's future via community town hall meetings in 16 cities across Texas and the U.S., while more than 200 individuals participated via the input form available on the strategic planning website. Additionally, more than 150 on-campus groups contributed as well.
"It has been a privilege for me to attend many of these sessions around Texas and around the country," says Tommye Lou Davis, BA '66, MSEd '68, vice president for constituent engagement. "I have been touched by the deep love our alumni, parents and friends have for Baylor. They are interested in her future and are hungry to celebrate and engage with Baylor."
Since April, the 21-member Strategic Themes Committee, chaired by Dr. Mitchell Neubert, associate professor of management and entrepreneurship in the Hankamer School of Business, has been synthesizing and analyzing the data. In June, the committee will present its report identifying recurring themes and priorities.
With this input, the Executive Council will begin the next step of writing an initial draft of a strategic plan to be submitted to the Regents at Homecoming. By December, the community will have the opportunity to give additional feedback.
Follow each step of the university's strategic planning efforts by visiting baylor.edu/strategicplan.