University Planning Committee


The University Planning Committee serves as an advisory committee to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. The UPC offers input to the University-wide institutional effectiveness and planning processes, in accordance with the University’s Planning & Institutional Effectiveness Model. The UPC is responsible for recommending annual planning objectives as part of the implementation of the University’s strategic plan; reviewing and summarizing annual progress of the strategic plan; and monitoring the progress of planning and institutional effectiveness activities at other levels that support the strategic plan.  

The UPC provides input to the University’s overall institutional effectiveness agenda. The UPC considers, endorses, and makes recommendations related to strategic, tactical, and other significant planning initiatives, and may establish ad hoc committees where needed to facilitate University planning.

For the course of the 2014-2015 academic year, the University Planning Committee will serve in a special capacity as the University’s Strategic Plan Steering Committee. The UPC will coordinate the development and implementation of the University’s strategic plan for 2015-2020. 

2014-15 UPC Membership:

Chair: Dr. Donald Boomgaarden, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Vice Chair: Dr. Patricia Harrington, Interim Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness

  • Dr. Michael Mensah, Dean, KSOM; Dean’s Group Representative
  • Ms. Kate Yerkes, Associate Vice Provost for Planning & Institutional Effectiveness
  • Ms. Valerie Taylor, Director of Institutional Research
  • Ms. Meg Cullen-Brown, Associate Dean, CGCE
  • Dr. Joseph Dreisbach, Associate Provost for International Education
  • Mr. Edward Steinmetz, Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration
  • Dr. Anitra McShea, Vice Provost for Student Formation and Campus Life
  • Fr. Ryan Maher, Executive Director, Jesuit Center
  • Mr. Gerry Zaboski, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management & External Affairs  
  • Mr. Gary Olsen, Vice President for University Advancement
  • Ms. Patricia Tetreault, Associate Vice President for Human Resources
  • Ms. Robyn Dickinson, Associate Vice President for Information Resources & CIO
  • Mr. Joseph Wetherell, Staff Senate President
  • Dr. Douglas Boyle, Faculty Senate President; Faculty, KSOM
  • Mr. Aris Rotella, Student Senate President

 Faculty Representatives:

  • Dr. Josephine Dunn, Art History (CAS)
  • Dr. Linda Ledford-Miller, World Languages and Cultures (CAS)
  • Dr. Andreas Christopoulos, Economics and Finance (KSOM)
  • Dr. Paul Sung, Exercise Science (PCPS)
  • Dr. Dan West, Health Administration and Human Resources (PCPS)
  • Prof. Kristen Yarmey, Library

UPC Subcommittees, 2014-2015

UPC Minutes, 2014-2015

November 14, 2014

February 5, 2015