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KU Student Affairs Strategic Plan 2023-2028

Purpose of the Strategic Plan

The strategic planning process is a five-year effort to identify strategic goals and objectives that advance the mission, vision, and values of KU Student Affairs. The Strategic Plan developed from the planning process will also demonstrate the ways KU Student Affairs contributes to the priorities outlined in Jayhawks Rising, the University's strategic plan.

Strategic Planning Timeline


Development Phase

• Form Strategic Planning Committee

• Strategic Visioning Retreat

• Review Mission, Vision, and Values

• Review Staff Survey Findings (2022-23)

• Review Ongoing Strategic Initiatives

• Set Strategic Priorities, Goals, and Objectives

• Develop Strategic Plan Report


Implementation Phase

• Identify Goal/Objective measurables

• Develop Data Tracking Process

• Identify Implementation Leaders

• Provide Progress Updates


Monitoring Phase

• Monitor Progress toward Strategies Goals/Objectives

• Identify Areas of Success/Concern

• Provide Progress Reports


Review Phase

• Share Results with Stakeholders

• Conduct Retrospective Evaluation

• Provide Final Report on Strategic Plan

Strategic Planning Committee

The Strategic Planning Committee is composed of Student Affairs staff and current KU students.

• Cornelius Baker, Program Coordinator for the Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity

• Grant Clayton, Program Coordinator for the Student Involvement and Leadership Center

• Christy Coble, Medical Support Operation Supervisor for Watkins Health Services

• Samantha Garcia, Student Representative

• Caitlyn Gastfield, Program Coordinator for Sorority and Fraternity Life

• Sarah Grabber, Case Manager for Student Support and Case Management

• Nikita Haynie, Director of the Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity

• Katie Keenan, Assistant Director for KU Student Housing

• Jason Krone, Director of KU Recreation Services

• Cortney Mays, Jr., Student Representative

• Bailee Myers, Associate Director for KU Memorial Union

• Dr. Dustin Struble, Director of Assessment and Planning/Committee Chairperson

• Rachel Teague, Health Educator for the Health Education Resource Office