Changing for Excellence Meeting, October 4: Location Change
Dear Faculty and Staff,
On Tuesday, October 4 we will host our sixth Changing for Excellence meeting from 3:00-4:30 pm at The Commons in Spooner Hall [Note: LOCATION CHANGE]. All faculty and staff are invited to attend.
The Commons is a unique setting, and we are changing the format to fit this setting. As opposed to a Town Hall style meeting in an auditorium, we will be providing tables for each of the 10 business cases being developed. Over the course of the 90 minute meeting, we encourage you to visit as many of the tables as you wish to hear information about businesses cases, provide input, and ask questions of the individual champions and other members of the work groups.
|Richard McKinney||Budgeting Process|
|Barry Swanson||Construction & Procurement|
|Jason Hornberger||Business Centers|
|Matt Melvin||Enrollment Management – Domestic|
|Joe Potts||Enrollment Management – International|
|Allen Humphrey||Facilities Maintenance|
|Ola Faucher||Human Resources|
|Joanne Altieri||Research Administration|
We have also scheduled two separate meetings for Huron to meet with the maintenance and custodial staff in Facilities Operations and Student Housing. These meetings are scheduled on October 4 for Student Housing and October 5 for Facilities Operations. Both meetings will be held 10:30–Noon in Alderson Auditorium. A third meeting has been scheduled for Facilities Operations 3rd shift employees on October 5, 7:30–8:30am in 120 Snow Hall.
Changing for Excellence is an intensive self-assessment on how we do business at KU. The goal is to identify ways we can more efficiently and effectively advance our teaching and research mission, with Huron Consulting Group commissioned to guide KU through its self-assessment process. Cost savings identified from the assessment will be carefully re-invested in the university priorities identified during the extensive strategic planning process.
I strongly encourage you to participate in this unique question and answer session on October 4 at The Commons as we work to ensure KU’s future excellence. I also ask that supervisors allow time for staff who wish to attend. You may continue to submit your thoughts and ideas by visiting chancellor.ku.edu/changingforexcellence/ and clicking on the "Feedback" link.
Jeffrey S. Vitter
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor