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International Strategic Planning Process is Launched

The Ohio State University OvalThe Ohio State University is set to launch an international strategic planning process in mid-April, which will result in an ‘International Strategic Plan 2020-2025’ to be presented to the President and Provost for approval by February 2020 for implementation in spring 2020.

Provost and Executive Vice President Bruce McPheron has formed a steering committee composed of senior academic and operational leaders to ensure that the International Strategic Plan is academically aligned, and operationally sound. A successful plan will clearly articulate the academic priority for internationalization and the implications for the operations side of the university. The composition of the steering committee includes representation from the colleges, regional campuses and administrative units.

Karla Zadnik, Dean of the College of Optometry, will represent the health sciences colleges; David Williams, Executive Dean of the Professional Colleges and Dean of the College of Engineering, will represent the professional colleges; and Gregory Rose, Dean and Director, The Ohio State University at Marion, will represent the regional campuses.

Gil Latz, vice provost for global strategies and international affairs, in partnership with Randy Smith, vice provost for academic programs, will co-chair the steering committee. The steering committee will meet quarterly and be assisted in its work by Ohio State’s Chief Strategy Officer, Gail Marsh, and Robin Helms, an external expert on campus internationalization from the American Council on Education, both of whom will provide consultation and guidance on the strategic planning process.

The strategic planning process will consist of engaging and listening to stakeholders, synthesizing and analyzing information and documenting and prioritizing recommendations.

The Office of International Affairs along with a variety of university stakeholders will play a vital role in the work and outcomes generated through the strategic planning process.

The steering committee includes:

 Gil Latz, Co-Chair  Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs  Office of International Affairs
 Randy Smith, Co-Chair   Vice Provost for Academic Programs  Office of Academic Affairs
 Susan Basso  Senior Vice President for Talent and Culture  Office of Human Resources
 Alicia Bertone  Vice Provost and Dean  Graduate School
 Molly Calhoun  Interim Senior Vice President  Office of Student Life
 Christopher Culley  Senior Vice President and General Counsel  Office of Legal Affairs
 Michael Eicher  Senior Vice President  Office of Advancement
 Gates Garrity-Rokus  Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer  Office of University Compliance and Integrity
 Mike Hoffher  Vice President and Chief Information Officer  Office of the Chief Information Officer
 Beth Hume  Vice Provost and Dean  Office of Student Academic Success and Undergraduate  Education
 Cathann Kress  Dean  College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
 James Moore III  Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer  Office of Diversity and Inclusion
 Morton O'Kelly  Divisional Dean  College of Arts and Sciences
 Michael Papadakis  Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer  Office of Business and Finance
 Harold Paz  Executive Vice President and Chancellor for  Health Affairs  Wexner Medical Center
 Don Pope-Davis  Dean  College of Education and Human Ecology
 Stacy Rastauskas  Vice President  Office of Government Affairs
 Gregory Rose*  Dean and Director The Ohio State University at Marion, Regional Campuses
 Morley Stone  Senior Vice President for Research  Office of Research
 David Williams**  Dean, Executive Dean  College of Engineering, Professional Schools
 Karla Zadnik***  Dean  College of Optometry

*Gregory Rose will represent the regional campuses
 **David Williams will represent the professional colleges
 ***Karla Zadnik will represent the health sciences