As I said at my spring convocation last month, Northern Kentucky University will be hosting a series of open forums as part of the “Our Time. Our Plan. Our Future.” strategic planning process this spring. I am writing to let you know the dates of those forums so that you can plan your schedules accordingly and attend the forum(s) that most interest you. Many of the forums will focus on a different aspect of our planning. Others will be open forums for specific audiences.

Monday, Feb. 11 – 10:30 a.m. – noon, Student Union (107 B/C) Ballroom: Faculty/Staff
        Our Students. Our Opportunities. Whom does NKU serve and whom do we wish to serve?

Thursday, Feb. 14 – 3-4:30 p.m., Student Union (107 B/C) Ballroom: Faculty/Staff
        Our Services. Our People. Organizational efficiencies and effectiveness.

Friday, Feb. 15 – 2-3:30 p.m., Landrum 506: Faculty/Staff
        Our Region. Our Stakeholders. Serving the needs of our region.

Tuesday, Feb. 19 – 4:45-6 p.m., Student Union (104) Governance Room: Faculty/Staff 
        Our Collective Future.  Open session for faculty/staff.

Wednesday, Feb. 20 – 2:30-4 p.m., SU (102) Multipurpose Room: Students 
        Our Future Graduates.  Open forum for students.

Friday, Feb. 22 – 3-4:30 p.m., Student Union (104) Governance Room: Faculty/Staff 
        Our Focus. Student success.

Tuesday, Feb. 26 – 4:45-6 p.m., Student Union (104) Governance Room: Students 
        Our Future Graduates.  Open forum for students.

Wednesday, Feb. 27 – 8:30-10 a.m., Landrum 506: Faculty/Staff
        Our University. Our Attributes. NKU strengths, distinctive attributes, and challenges.

Friday, March 1 – 1-2:30 p.m., Student Union (107 B/C) Ballroom: Faculty/Staff
        Our Mission. Our Vision. Our Values.  What concepts should be included in our mission, vision, and values statements?

Wednesday, March 6 – 6-8 p.m., Student Union (104) Governance Room: Alumni
        Our Collective Future.  Open forum for alumni.

Thursday, March 7 – 2-3:30 p.m., Student Union (102) Multipurpose Room: Students
        Our Future Graduates.  Open forum for students.

Additional information about the forums and the “Our Time. Our Plan. Our Future.” process can be found at http://strategicplanning.nku.edu.

Geoffrey S. Mearns
President
Northern Kentucky University
Nunn Drive
800 Lucas Administrative Center
Highland Heights, KY 41099
Phone: 859-572-5123
Fax: 859-572-6696