Senior leadership team at CU completes preparations for dynamic 2011-12 academic year

Senior leadership team at CU completes preparations for dynamic 2011-12 academic year

Aug 5, 2011
For Immediate Release

 
 Final preparations for a dynamic 2011-12 CU academic year has been successfully completed by the Administrative Council, led by President Michael V. Carter. The 11 senior leaders who met in a two day retreat this week at the CU Guest House, 705 North Central Avenue in Campbellsville, are from left: Dr. Frank Cheatham, vice president for academic affairs; Tim Judd, comptroller; Benji Kelly, vice president for development; Otto Tennant, vice president for finance and administration; John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president; Dr. Michael V. Carter, president; Dr. Keith Spears, vice president for regional and professional education; Rusty Hollingsworth, athletics director; Dr. DeWayne Frazier, associate vice president for academic affairs; Virginia Flanagan, special assistant to the president; and Dave Walters, vice president for admissions and student services. (Campbellsville University Photo by Linda Waggener)

By Linda Waggener, marketing and media relations coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Final preparations for a dynamic 2011-2012 Campbellsville University academic year have been successfully completed by the Administrative Council, led by President Michael V. Carter. The eleven senior leaders met in a two-day retreat this week at the CU Guest House, 705 North Central Avenue in Campbellsville.

“Intensive planning and preparation are necessary parts of university operations,” Carter said. “These two days of uninterrupted focus assure that we are ready for what promises to be an exciting and banner 105th year. As outlined in our vision statement, Campbellsville University is working to become one of America’s premier Christian universities -- such status doesn’t just happen. It requires hard work, dedication, planning, visioning and stewardship of resources.”

Guided by the document, “Vision 2025 - Preparing Christian Servant Leaders” (http://www.campbellsville.edu/executive-summary), the long-term blueprint adopted in August 2009 by the
Campbellsville University Board of Trustees, retreat discussions and activity centered around:

• Preparing for the Aug. 9 Board of Trustees meeting
• Getting the campus ready for the influx of students beginning in mid-August through the time that classes begin on the evening of Aug. 29
• Completion of the construction of the new Women’s Village complex and several renovation projects on campus
• Documenting strategic plans for the 2011-2012 year
• Expanding academic programs on the main campus and at regional sites in Louisville, Somerset, Hodgenville and northern Kentucky

The retreat began with participation in a SWOT exercise (reviewing institutional strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) conducted by Virginia Flanagan, special assistant to the president and former director of the CU Technology Training Center. The SWOT process spotlighted areas for analysis and action.

“Our goal is to provide our students with the very best in Christian higher education and to help them become Christian servant leaders,” Carter said. “This two day planning retreat was part of our vision-directed daily work that holds us accountable at each step of development.”

 
 Dr. Michael V. Carter, CU president, on the top step at CU's Guest House, was joined by his Administrative Council in a retreat Aug. 2 and 3. From left are: Dr. DeWayne Frazier, associate vice president for academic affairs; Dr. Frank Cheatham, vice president for academic affairs; Virginia Flanagan, special assistant to the president; John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president; and Dave Walters, vice president for admissions and student services. (Campbellsville University Photo by Linda Waggener)

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with over 3,000 students offering 63 undergraduate programs, 17 master’s degrees and five postgraduate areas. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.

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