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Town hall meeting to discuss second goal of Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan meetings Feb. 2016
College students from across Georgia travel to UNG annually to learn leadership values during the Leaving a Legacy of Leadership (L3) conference, which has many interactive events to help students build skills in leading others. Enhancing leadership and development of the whole person is the second goal of UNG's Strategic Plan.

On Feb. 24, all campuses of the University of North Georgia (UNG) are invited to attend a town hall meeting that will focus on discussing the implementation of the second of four goals in the university's Strategic Plan. The second goal of the plan is to enhance leadership and development of the whole person.

The meeting will begin at noon at the following locations:

  • Blue Ridge Campus: room 103
  • Cumming Campus: room 208
  • Dahlonega Campus: Hoag Auditorium
  • Gainesville Campus: Continuing Education auditorium
  • Oconee Campus: room 312

A town hall meeting in November discussed the implementation of the first goal in the Strategic Plan, and more events are in planning to cover goals three and four.

"Our first town hall meeting had a good response with around 100 people participating in person and via simulcast," said Dr. Eric Skipper, interim vice president for university affairs and CEO of UNG's Oconee Campus.  "The response and engagement of our attendees were very good and reflective of the interest in what we're doing. We were pleased with the questions posed and valuable feedback we received."

As goal one of UNG's Strategic Plan focuses on academic excellence, those questions included some campus-specific queries such as what level of interest would warrant creation of baccalaureate programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics on UNG's Oconee Campus.

"We also had questions in many other areas, including possible institutional support of the Honors Program and how the anticipated acquisition of the Lanier Technical College campus will impact the Facilities Master Plan," Skipper said.

Dr. Richard Oates, interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, and Mac McConnell, senior vice president for business and finance, presented outlines of the Academic Master Plan and Facilities Master Plan, respectively.

Separate meetings will be held this spring semester for goals three and four, which seek to expand engagement and educational opportunity, and build campus identity and institutional unity, respectively.

This article was edited to correct the time of the town hall meetings.

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