Strategic Plan

UNCW Engaged in Strategic Design and Planning Process

In spring 2021, UNCW launched an inclusive strategic design and planning process to build on the success of the current Strategic Plan, which was extended through 2022. The extension provides the university with time to plan for the next phase of UNCW’s future while also navigating the effects of the global pandemic.

The Strategic Design and Planning Steering Committee

Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli announced formation of the Strategic Design and Planning Steering Committee. The SDPSC comprises faculty, staff and students from across UNCW to represent a diverse set of experiences, backgrounds and perspectives. The committee co-chairs are:  

See a full list of the Strategic Design and Planning Steering Committee.

Committee Activities 

  • Review key literature and participate in trainings, workshops and discussions related to design thinking and strategic planning principles. 
  • Develop timeline and framework for strategic design and planning work through the 2021-22 academic year.  
  • Facilitate the collection of information from key campus stakeholders, including hosting campus fora and/or public discussions. 
  • Participate in regular meetings. 
  • Represent their respective constituencies through transparent communication. 
  • Translate input from constituents into overarching problem-solving and strategic priorities for campus. 
  • Identify campus constituents to comprise various workgroups related to problem-identification and strategic priorities. 
  • Collect information from workgroups to design strategic actions, goals, targets, and objectives.  
  • Craft and review draft reports that will ultimately lead to the final plan. 
  • Solicit endorsement from campus governing bodies. 

See more information about the SDPSC's activities.

Campus and Community Involvement Needed

When members of the SDPSC reach out to you for your input and support, please assist them in this important work. Your voice matters throughout this process. Have questions? Please contact one of the co-chairs.