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Adopted Minutes
November 17, 2004
Regular Meeting

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 5:19 p.m.

Roll Call

Present: Laverty, Pelleran, Proctor
Absent: Brannan, Canady, Murray, Rasmusson

Trustee Rasmusson arrived at 5:39 p.m.

Limited Public Comment Regarding Agenda Items

There were no comments from the public.

Strategic Planning Work Session

Chairperson Laverty asked everyone present to introduce themselves.

President Cunningham thanked the Trustees for taking the time to engage in the strategic planning process. She stated that the plan becomes the marching orders for Lansing Community College. The annual results inventory reports are submitted because they are derived from the Strategic Plan and the College's progress with the plan is monitored by these reports. She said every staff member at the table has some responsibility for a piece in the Strategic Plan. Every decision will be linked to the work that will be done tonight; therefore, the work this evening is extremely important to the institution. President Cunningham stated that we are not looking at redoing what we currently have, but we are looking at once this plan has expired in 2007 what will be the direction of the College. The decisions made will impact the budget two years from now and it may take that long if the plan goes in a completely different direction. She reviewed the amount of people and activities that were involved in the last process. It is anticipated that by June 2005 a plan will be adopted; however, prior to that date there will be a tremendous amount of engagement, feedback, and updates. Tonight?s purpose is to get the Board's input on the vision, mission, motto, guiding principles, and the five areas of priority need.

President Cunningham stated that she is ultimately responsible for implementing the Strategic Plan. To assist with drafting the plan she has developed an Internal Strategic Planning Team, which will be lead by Mr. Rich Howard. Members of that team are Mr. Glenn Cerny, Mr. Ray Turner, Ms. Judith Cardenas, Ms. Chris Hollister, and Ms. Barbara Larson. For the Trustees that are not here staff will find the best way to get them this information.

Trustee Pelleran asked if the December 15 meeting will be a continuation of tonight?s meeting.

Chairperson Laverty responded that if the work that needs to be done is completed tonight the December 15th meeting may not be needed.

President Cunningham asked the Trustees as they provide their input tonight to please continue to focus on high level strategic visioning. She turned the meeting over to Mr. Rich Howard.

Mr. Howard stated that he is looking forward to working with the Board and the staff on the strategic planning renewal process. The strategic plan renewal covers the years 2006 to 2011, which is a five-year plan as opposed to a seven-year plan as the first one was. He said the reason for the seven-year plan was to develop a foundational focus which the College did not have prior to the year 2000. Now that the College has achieved a foundational focus the Strategic Plan will now be a five-year plan. Mr. Howard provided a PowerPoint presentation which reviewed the strategic plan renewal process (the presentation is on file with the official Board materials), which includes getting input from the Board that will guide the research for the Strategic Plan.

Mr. Howard polled the Board anonymously on the following areas of the Strategic Plan: vision, mission, motto, the strategic drivers, the five areas of priority of need, and guiding principles.

The Board members each had a laptop and through the Oracle Web Conference feature, they provided their answers anonymously. After each poll, there was discussion about each area.

Mr. Howard explained that the next steps in the process include compilation of tonight?s information into common themes and the Internal Strategic Planning team will begin soliciting input from various stakeholder groups using the same or similar questions that were used this evening.

President Cunningham thanked Mr. Howard for his hard work this evening. She also thanked Mr. Cerny and his staff for making the creative technology used this evening.

Chairperson Laverty asked staff if the Board will need to meet on December 15.

President Cunningham responded that, no, the Board will not need to meet. The next meeting for the Board to meet regarding the Strategic Plan is being proposed for early March in order to allow time to gather information from stakeholders; however, the Board will receive various updates before then.

Public Comment

There were no comments from the public.


IT WAS MOVED by Trustee Rasmusson and supported by Trustee Pelleran for the meeting to adjourn.

Ayes: Laverty, Pelleran, Proctor, Rasmusson
Nays: None
Absent: Brannan, Murray

Motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 7:29 p.m.

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