Northwestern's Strategic Plan 2016-2020

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Northwestern's Strategic Plan 2016-2020

Members of the Northwestern community currently are working on preparing a Strategic Plan for the next five years.

The current strategic plan for 2011-2015 – Rising Above (PDF) – details our work to build upon our past successes and position Northwestern to better serve our students, our communities and the citizens of Oklahoma. We invite you to read this strategic plan as we work toward preparing the new plan.

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Strategic Plan
Steering Committee


Dr. Janet Cunningham, President
Dr. Steve Lohmann, Executive Vice President
Dr. David Pecha, Vice President for Administration
Mr. Calleb Mosburg, Dean for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Mr. Steve Valencia, Associate Vice President for University Relations
Dr. Bo Hannaford, Dean of the School of Professional Studies
Dr. James Bell, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Deena Fisher, Dean of the Woodward Campus
Dr. Wayne McMillin, Dean of the Enid Campus
Mr. Andrew Carter, Director of Athletics
Ms. Myra Davison, Administrative Assistant to the President
Mr. Skeeter Bird, Chief Executive Officer of the Northwestern Foundation


Mr. Matt Adair, Instructor of Mass Communication
Dr. Leslie Collins, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Dr. Kay Decker, Professor of Sociology/Chair, Social Sciences Department
Dr. Marc Decker, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts/Director of Bands
Dr. Cris Gordon, Assistant Professor of Psychology/Chair, Psychology Department
Dr. David Hawkins, Assistant Professor of Business
Ms. Susan Jeffries, Library Services Director/Instructor of Library-Information Systems
Dr. Tim Maharry, Professor of Mathematics/Chair, Math and Computer Science Department
Dr. Steven Maier, Professor of Physics/Chair, Natural Sciences Department
Dr. Chandler Mead, Professor of Sports Science/Chair, HSSE Department
Dr. Jennifer Page, Assistant Professor of English
Dr. Kylene Rehder, Associate Professor of Social Work/Chair, Social Work Department
Dr. Dean Scarbrough, Professor of Agriculture/Chair, Agriculture Department
Dr. Martie Young, Professor of Education


Ms. Judy Dollar, Secretary, Division of Nursing
Mr. Kevin Fields, Health and Safety Officer
Ms. Paige Fischer, Director of Recruitment
Mr. Shane Hansen, Director of Students
Dr. Shawn Holliday, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
Ms. Debbie Skinner, Administrative Assistant to the Executive Vice President
Ms. Brooke Taylor, Director of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness
Mr. Richard Vogel, HVAC Lead Man


Cori Hoffman
Haylee Bates