August 22, 2018
Dear Members of the UNE Community:
Over the course of the past year, I have been so pleased to witness the way in which our community has gone about the process of designing a new strategic plan for the University. This process has demonstrated just how inclusive we are, with individuals representing every one of our constituent groups making contributions at every step of the way. It has also demonstrated how laser-focused we all are on our institution’s primary reason for being: ensuring the success of our students.
The result of this work — Charting Our Future: 2018–2023 — articulates our collective mission, vision, and core values. It describes six high-level priorities and accompanying goals for each, along with initiatives, metrics, deliverables, and timelines to operationalize each goal.
At this time, I invite you to review this latest draft of our plan and to offer whatever suggestions you may have. We will use this input to create a new draft, which we intend to present to the Board of Trustees in November.
Upon completing these final steps, we will begin the exciting process of implementation, putting our plan at the center of our daily activities to ensure our vision for UNE becomes its future reality.
Thank you for your contributions to this important work.
James D. Herbert