Strategic Initiatives

(approved by the UFBOT Committee on Governance on July 12, 2012)

The Strategic Initiatives Committee shall oversee and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees concerning the University’s strategies and progress to do the following:

  • Identify major strategic directions in higher education and academic research, nationally and internationally;
  • Develop and realize principal strategic goals for the University to meet the most important present and future needs of students seeking access to higher education and of society in Florida, the nation and the world through higher education, academic research, economic development and other service;
  • Develop a few key initiatives to meet the University’s strategic goals;
  • Develop a few new and enhanced education, research and service delivery methods and technologies to realize the University’s strategic goals;
  •  Develop critical new and enhanced funding models to support the University’s initiatives and realize its strategic goals;
  • The Chair of the Strategic Initiatives Committee and the President shall collaboratively establish the Committee’s agenda;
  • Without the need for additional Board or Committee authorization, the Strategic Initiatives Committee may hold–or take action at—certain of its meetings, or portions thereof, jointly with other committees of the Board of Trustees, when deemed beneficial by the Chair of the Board in collaboration with the Chairs of the relevant committees and the President.

Committee members:

  • Paul W. Davenport
  • Leonard H. Johnson
  • Rahul Patel
  • Steven M. Scott
  • David M. Thomas
  • Anita G. Zucker

University staff liaisons:

  • Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
  • Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs