Administrators seek plan feedback

Plan is 34 pages long; includes possible strategies such as getting rid of unmet financial needs and investing in students



Phil Weiler, vice president of marketing and communications, said WSU is limiting the amount of staff hired to conserve money.

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen deputy news editor

WSU administrators are looking for feedback on the first draft of the 2020-2025 Systemwide Strategic Plan.

Phil Weiler, WSU vice president of marketing and communication, said this plan is more “grass-roots” driven than ones before it.

“This is an important point, or point in time, for people to help us change the direction of the plan if they feel like we do need to change it,” he said.

The easiest way for people to share their thoughts is by reading the 34-page plan and then filling out the survey on the Strategic Plan website, Weiler said.

The purpose of the plan is to outline how the university will accomplish the goals of the Drive to 25 initiative started by WSU President Kirk Schulz, according to the plan website.

Included in the plan are possible strategies such as getting rid of unmet financial needs over $1,000 and investing in career-guidance for students. 

Other possible investments include wellness services for all campuses, more experiential learning for certain degrees and faculty professional development.

The deadline to submit feedback is Feb. 25.