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From the President

Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2018

College Planning Council 2019–2021

I am pleased to announce the following updates to the Buffalo State College Planning Council (CPC) for the 2019–2021 cycle:

Co-chair: Melanie Perreault, Provost
Co-chair: Joseph Marren, Chair of the College Senate; Professor of Communication

William Benfanti, Associate Vice President for Government Relations and Alumni Engagement, Institutional Advancement
Emily Boyce, Associate Professor of Music
Janelle Brooks, Assistant Dean of Student Conduct and Community Standards, Dean of Students Office
Jerod Dahlgren, Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
Frederick Floss, Chair and Professor of Economics and Finance
Jason Grinnell, Chair and Associate Professor of Philosophy
Kimberly Kline, Professor of Higher Education Administration
Eric “Luke” Krieg, Interim Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Academic Affairs
Lisa Krieger, Assistant Vice President for Finance and Management
Maureen Lindstrom, Librarian, Butler Library
Sarah Reid, Facilities Planner, Facilities Construction and Maintenance
Crystal Rodriguez, Chief of Staff, President’s Office
Amy Rosen-Brand, Associate Director of Student Accessibility Services
Christopher Shively, Assistant Professor of Elementary Education, Literacy, and Educational Leadership
Vida Vanchan, Associate Professor of Geography and Planning
Ralph Wahlstrom, Chair and Professor of English
Rita Zientek, Associate Dean, School of the Professions

Joseph Cicatello, President of United Students Government
Raymond Wagner, President of the Graduate Student Association

The CPC is charged with monitoring and assessing the progress and completion of all goals associated with the Buffalo State urban-engaged campus strategic plan (2016–2021).

  1. The CPC will review progress on all elements of the goals assigned to members of the cabinet.
  2. The CPC will set up a timeline for all cabinet members to report the status of goals under their direction.
  3. The details of the report that will be submitted to the CPC will be defined by the CPC but will include a written report; documentation of progress toward completion of goals; when appropriate, efficacy of the project being described; how the goal is meeting the specific goal or element within the strategic plan; and any budgetary issues related to the goals.
  4. The CPC will provide a written summary report to the president on or before June 15 of each year indicating the progress toward goals, any recommendations related to specific goals, and any changes related to the goals based on the CPC's review of information provided by the supervising unit. The president will meet with the chair and/or members of the CPC to receive and discuss this summary report.