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Provost Invite to ‘Changing for Excellence’ All-Staff Town Hall Meeting

Jeffrey S. Vitter, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Friday, May 20, 2011 12:08 PM
KU Lawrence Faculty and Staff

Dear Colleagues,

I invite you to attend a KU all-staff town hall meeting as part of the Changing for Excellence initiative.

We want your thoughts and ideas. In order to encourage your feedback, we will hold two open forums for KU staff on

  • Tuesday, May 31, noon–2:00 p.m., Budig Hall Auditorium #110
  • Wednesday, June 29, noon-2:00 p.m., Nichols Hall Apollo Auditorium

As announced by Chancellor Gray-Little, this initiative will be an intensive self-assessment on how we do business at KU. The goal will be to identify ways we can more efficiently and effectively advance our teaching and research mission. These cost savings will then be carefully re-invested in the University priorities identified during the extensive strategic planning work of the past year.

Huron Consulting Group, commissioned to guide KU in its self-assessment, arrived on campus this past week. The leadership team from Huron will lead this meeting, providing a background presentation followed by an open session for questions and discussion. I strongly encourage all staff members to attend one of these forums as we work to ensure KU’s future excellence. We are requesting supervisors to provide the time for all interested staff to attend.

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