RUNWSAC Membership Chair
Recently, Dr. Chuck Middleton, President of Roosevelt University, said that the Board of Trustees approved of a new Institutional Strategic Plan (ISP): Legacy Redefined: Advancing Access and Success to strengthen itself for the challenges and opportunities that it will face in the next three to five years as well as reaching attainable goals for the future.
Rev. Larry Bullock, RUAA President and President of the RUNWSAC, welcomed the news.
“RU is positioned to adjust and adapt to the currents of change within American Higher Education due to both funding decreases and open hospitality by national and state public policy makers,” he says. “RUAA must become engaged now and sustain itself via student recruitment, retention and financial support of the university.”
Also, in order to achieve the plan’s objectives, Middleton says that Brig Timpson has been promoted to Vice President for Change Management. He will have those responsibilities while continuing his position as Chief of Staff to the President and Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees.
“Brig has done an outstanding job leading many high-level projects in the Office of the President and this appointment is a much deserved recognition of his talents and leadership skills,” Middleton says. “I know you will join me in congratulating Brig and thanking him for taking on these additional responsibilities.”
In addition, Douglas Knerr , Executive Vice President and University Provost of Roosevelt University, is currently leading the development of a new Strategic Enrollment Plan (SEP) that will align with a five-year financial plan. The SEP will be completed this September and will provide a detailed guide for the University’s enrollment strategies, setting measurable goals and specific tactical plans for undergraduate and graduate recruitment over the next five years.
“The Institutional Strategic Plan and Strategic Enrollment Plan are milestone documents for Roosevelt University as never before have we had such comprehensive blueprints for University-wide growth and advancement,” Middleton says. “I am confident that by working together to successfully implement the plans, the entire University will soon achieve a new level of prosperity.”