Strategic Plan Continuity Team

Following approval of the plan by the Board of Regents in fall 2014, Provost Hanson convened a 16-member Strategic Planning Continuity Team to help guide implementation priorities. The team, composed of members of the Strategic Planning Workgroup and its extended issue teams, meets with the provost periodically to advise on implementation challenges and identify opportunities to broaden campus engagement.

Strategic Plan Continuity Team

  • Karen Hanson, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, chair
  • Neil Anderson, Program Director, Resource Development, Extension
  • Heidi Barajas, Associate Professor, Education; Executive Director, Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center
  • Renee Cheng, Professor, Architecture; Associate Dean of Research, College of Design
  • William Durfee, Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of Design Education
  • Carl Flink, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts and Dance
  • Rhonda Franklin, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Timothy Kehoe, Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Economics
  • Reuben Harris, Professor, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics
  • Christy Haynes, Elmore J. Northey Professor of Chemistry
  • Elizabeth Lightfoot, Professor of Social Work and Doctoral Program Director
  • Bill O’Neill, Associate Director, Facilities Management; Chair, Civil Service Consultative Committee
  • Katey Pelican, Associate Professor of Veterinary Population Medicine; Head, Ecosystem Health Initiative
  • Rebecca Ropers-Huilman, Professor and Chair, Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development; Chair, Faculty Consultative Committee
  • Valerie Tiberius, Professor and Chair, Philosophy
  • Jakub Tolar, Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Pediatrics, Medical School; Director, University of Minnesota Stem Cell Institute
  • Christopher Uggen, Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Sociology; Vice Chair, Faculty Consultative Committee