Strategic Plan Defines Common Purpose, Fosters Collaboration
When James Dlugos began as dean of academic affairs at the College of Saint Elizabeth in 2005, there was little consistency among academic departments, the result of “opportunistic growth” since the 1970s. Recognizing that the existing structures were not likely to be sustainable over the long term, the college embarked on its first institution-wide strategic plan. Completed in 2007, the strategic plan laid the foundation for structural changes and subsequent academic master planning. In an interview with Academic Leader, Dr. Dlugos talked about these initiatives and what they have meant for the college.