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Planning Committee

Revision Date: Standing Committee, reestablished April 1994.  Revised: January 2000, September 2002, August 2003, February 2004, February 2006, and April 2007.

Purpose: To serve as the central review and recommendatory body for the institution's planning process.


  • One Faculty Senator from each college, elected by the body of the Senate
  • One Faculty Representative from each college, elected by the faculty of that College
  • One Professional Librarian, elected by the Professional Librarians
  • Four Staff Representatives, elected by the Staff Congress
  • Student Government Association Executive Vice President
  • One Department Chair, selected by the Department Chairs
  • Institutional SACS Liaison
  • Dean of Graduate & Undergraduate Programs
  • One Representative from each division appointed by the division Vice President:
    • Academic Affairs
    • Administration & Fiscal Services
    • Development
    • Planning, Budgets, & Technology
    • Student Success
    • University Relations


  • Vice President for Planning, Budgets, & Technology
  • Special Assistant to the President for Planning & Continuous Improvement
  • Director of Institutional Effectiveness

Terms of service shall be four-year staggered terms for all administrative representatives, chair, faculty, professional librarian, and staff representatives.  The term of service for the Vice President for Planning, Budgets, & Technology, Special Assistant to the President for Planning & Continuous Improvement, Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Institutional SACS Liaison, Dean of Graduate & Undergraduate Programs, and SGA Executive Vice President are automatic for those individuals holding these functional titles.  The term of service for faculty senators will be two-year staggered terms.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. To annually review, update, and report on the University's Strategic Plan and progress toward achieving the Plan's goals and objectives.
  2. To annually examine resource allocations for Strategic Budget Initiatives through the analysis of productivity, efficiency, and consistency with the university mission and strategic plan. 
  3. To annually review trends and provide recommendations regarding the University's current operating budget.
  4. To biennially review and provide recommendations regarding projects submitted in the six year capital plan.
  5. To annually examine and report on potential mission-related initiatives and/or partnerships.

Officers: A Chair and a Vice Chair or Co-chairs will be elected by the committee from the membership.

Frequency of Meetings: As needed each year.

Reporting Channels: Recommendatory to the President and his/her Cabinet through the Vice President for Planning, Budgets & Technology.

Minutes and Proposals Copied to: Members of the President's Cabinet, Faculty Senate, Dean's, Chair's, Staff Congress, Student Government Association, and the Special Collections and Archives in the Camden-Carroll Library.

Support Services:  Office of the Vice President for Planning, Budgets & Technology



The procedure for resignation from a University Standing Committee is written notification to the University Standing Committee chairperson, Faculty Senate secretary, and the faculty member’s Department Chair. In the absence of a University Standing Committee Chairperson, the notification may be sent to the Faculty Senate secretary and the faculty member’s Department Chair. Email the Chair.

  • Ashraf Aly, Faculty Senator-CBT, 2016-18
  • David Long, Faculty Senator-COE, 2017-19
  • Cathy Thomas, Faculty Senator-CCAHSS, 2016-18
  • Jennifer Dearden, Faculty Senator-COS, 2017-19
  • Daryl Privott, COE, 2015-19
  • Glenn Ginn, CCAHSS, 2014-18     
  • Mark Blankenbuehler, COS, 2014-18
  • Sam Nataraj, CBT, 2017-21
  • Joe Honsucker, Staff Congress, 2014-18
  • Michelle Hutchinson, Staff Congress, 2014-18
  • Craig Dennis, Staff Congress, 2015-19
  • Michael Henson, Associate Provost for Research & Dean of Graduate Programs, Fixed
  • Matt Collinsworth, Development/University Relations, 2015-19
  • Dieter Ullrich, Library, 2017-21

All 1 year terms end August 15 of each fiscal year.