Strategic Coordinating Committee

Committee Charge

  • Provide input on alignment of university level strategic plans with Kent State’s Strategic Roadmap priorities.
  • Review of university level strategic plans for cross-alignment of strategies and coordination of implementation efforts.
  • Plan leads will monitor and provide regular updates to the SCC on strategic plan progress.
  • Consult with university stakeholders, as appropriate, to ensure feasibility of strategies and organizational capacity to support successful implementation of strategic initiatives. 
  • Provide input on the coordination of resources needed for planning and implementation of strategic initiatives.
  • Provide broad recommendations to executive leadership to address prioritization of strategies, challenges and opportunities to successfully advance university level strategic plans. 
  • Provide recommendations for the creation of an institutional evaluation process to analyze strategic performance results.


Committee Membership

Plan Leads  


DEI/Anti-Racism Taskforce

John Jewell


Val Kelly

KSU Online

Sarah Malcolm

Office of Global Education

Valerie Samuel

Student Affairs

Manfred Van Dulmen

Academic Affairs

Andrew Crawford

Strategic Enrollment Management


Resource Leads  

Denise Bartell

Student Success

Susan Perry


Holly Slocum

Process Improvement


Office of Strategy Management

Shelly Casto

Michealle Gabrovsek

Jennifer McDonough

Anthony Peake