Strategic Plan Update and Employee Meeting, April 21

As a reminder, the College will host a meeting for all faculty, administrators, and support staff on Thursday, April 21, in Mara Auditorium, Masters Hall. To ensure that the maximum number of employees can attend this important discussion on our strategic plan and ongoing budget work, we will host two sessions and make both available via Zoom. The sessions will be held at 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

April 6, 2022

Dear Colleagues,

Last week, the Board of Trustees gathered for a special meeting to vote on the strategic plan, specifically the initiatives elevated through the good work of the Integrated Learning Committee and the Structure and Resources Committee. I am pleased to report that the Board unanimously approved the plan and they likewise were united in their excitement and belief in the vision it outlines for the future of Gettysburg College.

I want to offer my deepest thanks to the many members of our faculty, staff, and student body who contributed their innovative thinking to this work. Living Our Promise represents a thoughtful and ambitious direction for our community—and, most importantly, it will be brought to life in the years ahead by our community. Thank you for your spirited collaboration over the last year and a half to make our strategic plan possible!

We will publicly announce the strategic plan to current students, prospective students, alumni, and others later this year. More immediately, however, we want to engage employees in a conversation related to the strategic plan implementation and approved funding, as well as our budget work to date.

The College will hold a community update for employees on Thursday, April 21, at 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. The meetings will be held in Mara Auditorium, Masters Hall. For any employee who cannot attend in person, the meetings with be streamed via Zoom (links forthcoming). I encourage you to join us for this session.

Again, thank you for your hard work in developing such a distinctive and inspiring plan at a time unlike any other in recent history. It is a testament to the character of this community and to the sense of purpose we feel to preparing our students for lives of consequence.

With gratitude,

Bob Iuliano