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Strategic Enrollment Plan

President Eibeck recently announced the establishment of a Strategic Enrollment Plan Committee to develop a five-year, comprehensive and proactive strategic enrollment plan, with a 10-year vision for enrollment at Pacific. This plan, guided by the vision established in Pacific 2020 and the priorities set in the Academic Plan, Crossing Boundaries, is needed to identify the types of students we wish to serve in our academic programs and ensure the continued financial strength of the university.

The plan will establish the types of students, enrollment targets and academic programs to achieve strategic goals and include the mechanisms that will be used to reach these targets. The Enrollment Plan will be aligned with a financial projection plan to align enrollment targets with resources. 

The committee is chaired by J. Michael Thompson, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, and includes the following members, along with their areas of responsibility: 

  • Ron Ellison, Associate Vice President for Business and Finance; Budgetary Implications/Tuition
  • Rhonda Bryant, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students; Student Life Implications
  • Vernon Smith, Vice Provost for Distributed Learning; CPCE and University College
  • Steve Jacobsen, Senior Associate Vice President for Student Life; Student Diversity
  • Linda Buckley, Associate Vice President, Planning; Student Success and Retention
  • Jay Mootz, Dean, McGeorge School of Law and Member IPC; Academic Initiatives
  • Sharmila King, Associate Professor of Economics, Academic Initiatives
  • John Livesey, Associate Professor and Chair, Physiology and Pharmacology; Academic Initiatives
  • Lynn Fox, Director of Financial Aid; Financial Aid Implications
  • Mike Rogers, Director of Institutional Research; Enrollment Modeling
  • Jared Gaynor, Chief of Staff to the Provost; International Students

The Plan timeline includes the following milestones:

  • October 1: Present enrollment targets/scenarios to the President
  • October 21-22: Present higher education background and facets of strategic enrollment planning to the Board of Regents
  • January 15, 2016: Present a draft plan with goals and tactics identified to the President
  • February 18-19: Present the draft plan to the Board of Regents
  • April 1: Present final Plan, including financial projections, to the President
  • May 5-6: Presentation of final Plan to the Board of Regents for endorsement

The Committee will work in consultation with the Strategic Planning Committee and the Council of Deans, and seek input from a number of groups, including the President's Advisory Council, Council of Associate and Assistant Deans, Academic Council and other units and committees to ensure that best practices and information are utilized. The Committee will provide opportunities for the University community to provide feedback and will keep the University informed of their progress. The final plan will be distributed widely across the University.