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Charge of the committee

The President of CIHS has charged the Committee with creating a three-to-five-year strategic plan for CIHS. The goal of the plan is to address the non-traditional nature of our University to educate students to improve the global community with respect for diversity, integrity, professionalism, and excellence.  The Committee will draft a detailed plan to ensure institutional sustainability while advancing the University’s mission in service of today’s students.



  • Review the current strategic plan, goals, and objectives noting areas in need of change or modification.

  • Make recommendations to improvements to the plan, propose changes, expand the plan, and include the rationale for the proposed changes.

  • Make recommendations to the University Community and the President, who will forward to the Board of Trustees with his recommendations. 



The Committee shall comprise nine (9) members reflecting the diversity of the University community led by the Committee Chair, Joel Pilco, Ed.D. (Dean of Admissions & Enrollment Planning). The Committee will consist of representatives from the following constituencies:

  • Three (3) Administrators

  • Three (3) Faculty

  • Three (3) Students


Application Process and Selection: Students, Faculty, and Administrators are invited to apply to serve on the Committee using the form below. Applications are due by June 20, 2021. The Committee Chair will meet with prospective volunteers to discuss their experience in strategic planning, their ability to collaborate, and their availability. The Chair will recommend Committee Members to the President, who will make the appointments. 

Compensation: Students and Faculty will receive a modest stipend. 



Committee members will be appointed and serve for a term of one (1) year.



The Committee will be bi-weekly from September to November 2021.



  • The Committee will be formed by July 2021.

  • The Committee will meet bi-weekly between September and November of 2021.

  • The first draft of the report will be presented to the University Community and the Board of Trustees by the end of 2021.

  • Town Hall meetings open to the entire community to discuss the draft and to suggest revisions will be held in January 2022.

  • A final report built on majority consensus is planned for March 2022.

  • In March 2022, the Committee will consider the feedback from the Town Hall meetings and will forward the revised plan to the President for his recommendation to the Board of Trustees for approval.

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