Most recent update from President Dr. Mary Bluechardt (July 14, 2020)

Dr. Mary Bluechardt

As I have done throughout this process, I am writing to update you on the status of the MSVU Strategic Plan. As we are all aware, COVID-19 has dramatically impacted a number of MSVU initiatives, and unfortunately, the Strategic Plan is no exception. We – the MSVU Senate and Board of Governors – have agreed to defer final Board approval of the Plan to November 26, 2020 – to allow for further feedback from members of Senate, and from members of the campus community.

Please be assured that this approval delay in no way negates your contributions to, and engagement in, this Plan to date – in fact the converse is true, as I continue to receive positive comments, and enthusiasm as relates to the most recent draft. I remain keenly invested in the work that we have done together in creating a Plan that we can each see ourselves in, and one that is designed to guide and sustain this University in the coming years. I will remain in touch in the coming months as we finalize the Plan that will ultimately be presented to our Board for November approval, and I am counting on your sustained support as we make final refinements in advance of doing so .