Elizabeth City State University Chancellor Karrie G. Dixon is hosting a strategic planning presentation and open forum to present the plan to all university and community stakeholders before sending the final draft to the Board of Trustees in December.
According to the special assistant to the chancellor for government relations, Carson Rich, the draft plan presentation will be presented by Chancellor Dixon and members of her Executive Cabinet. The presentation will start at 3:30 p.m. in ECSU’s K.E. White Center, located at the corner of Edgewood Drive and Weeksville Road.
Strategic planning consultants from The Hill Group have spent the past eight months collecting internal and external stakeholder feedback through multiple focus groups, sessions with the strategic plan steering committee, community forums, feedback surveys, division-level university meetings, and one-on-one sessions with various stakeholders.
Prior to sending a final draft to the Board of Trustees for review, the Chancellor wants all stakeholders – campus and community members – to have the opportunity to learn about the content of the plan, which includes a revised mission, vision and values for ECSU.
“This is a great opportunity for campus and community members to hear Chancellor Dixon and other senior staff members explain the plan first hand,” said Mr. Rich. “By the end of the presentation, every goal and objective guiding ECSU for the next five years will be covered.”
At the end of the forum, there will be time for comments. In addition, the draft will be available online as part of a feedback survey that will open at 8 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23. The online commenting period will be available until 11:59 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31. When the survey opens, it can be accessed by logging onto: https://www.ecsu.edu/about/governance/chancellor/ecsu_strategicplan.html.
“It is very important that individuals have a chance to provide feedback on the latest draft of the strategic plan before it is sent to the Board of Trustees,” said Chancellor Dixon. “Whether you are a new student on campus, an alumnus, a longtime member of the community, or just recently moved to Elizabeth City, your feedback matters. Not only will this be a plan for the future of ECSU; it will be a commitment to the future of our community.”