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Strategic Planning Task Force

About Our Efforts

In 2016, UC Davis Graduate Studies embarked on a six-month strategic planning process to guide the department’s activities and growth over a three-year period. Four priorities emerged, which together promote an inclusive, diverse environment and a culture of communication, respect, support and academic excellence. The resulting document, Envisioning Excellence: UC Davis 2016-2019 Strategic Plan, guided the division’s activities, initiatives, and investments. 

A task force was formed to develop a new plan in Fall 2019, but efforts were paused in mid-2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The next era of Graduate Studies’ history will be defined by recovery, growth, and new solutions, and our community must reconvene to map out the path forward. Building upon the efforts of the previous task force, this newly-formed committee is charged with developing a five-year strategic plan (2021-2026) for Graduate Studies that outlines the division's strategic actions and priorities. 
 

Strategic Planning Task Force - Phase One

December 2019 - May 2020

Task Force Role Name Title
Task Force Sponsor Jean-Pierre Delplanque Vice Provost and Dean
Task Force Chair Elizabeth Lambert Senior Director of External Relations and Strategic Communications
Executive Task Force Member Duncan Temple Lang Associate Dean of Graduate Programs
Executive Task Force Member John King Director of Analysis and Policy and Interim Assistant Dean
Task Force Member Daniel Starr  Professor, College of Biological Sciences

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Laura Young Business Systems Analyst

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Slande Erole Graduate Student Advisor to the Dean and Chancellor

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Ingrid Behrsin Postdoctoral Scholar

 

Strategic Planning Task Force - Phase Two

January 2021 - October 2021

Task Force Role Name Title
Task Force Sponsor Jean-Pierre Delplanque Vice Provost and Dean
Task Force Chair Elizabeth Lambert Senior Director of External Relations and Strategic Communications
Executive Task Force Member Duncan Temple Lang Associate Dean of Graduate Programs
Executive Task Force Member Erum Abbasi Syed Assistant Dean
Task Force Member Jose Ballesteros  Executive Director, Graduate Pipeline Programs

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Elizabeth Sturdy Director, Mentoring and Academic Success Initiatives

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Karisa Asato Institutional Research Analyst

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Jasmine Durias Bonite Project and Policy Analyst

If you have any questions about the strategic plan or the the strategic planning process, please email Elizabeth Lambert, Senior Director of External Relations and Strategic Communications, at eflambert@ucdavis.edu