Your input is needed: UNC system strategic plan

Monday, October 3, 2016

Dear Members of the Appalachian Community:

Below you will find a message from the UNC General Administration regarding the development of a new strategic plan for the UNC system. I encourage you to visit the strategic planning website, where you will find information about the timeline and process for implementing the strategic plan.

Each chancellor in the UNC system will have an active role in participating in the planning process, serving as topic experts to the Board of Governors planning committees. Along with Chancellor Dubois from UNC Charlotte and Chancellor Woodson from North Carolina State University, I will be serving on the committee that advises on the areas of affordability and efficiency.

As the planning process continues, you will receive additional communications. The UNC system is actively soliciting feedback from the public during each phase of the strategic planning process, and is conducting surveys and open forums. Please include your voice in this process. You will find more information about how you can participate in a survey below.


/s/ Sheri N. Everts

Sheri N. Everts

Message from the UNC General Administration

The Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina (UNC) system is in the process of developing a strategic plan that will guide decision making in the years ahead.

The strategic plan is centered around the following five themes: access; student success; affordability and efficiency; excellent and diverse institutions; and economic impact. For additional information on these themes, as well as information regarding the overall process, please visit the UNC Strategic Planning website at

For any strategic plan to be meaningful and successful, it is essential to understand the perspectives of as many individuals and constituencies as possible. Therefore, we would appreciate it if you would provide feedback to the Board of Governors. UNC General Administration, in consultation with the UNC Faculty Assembly, have developed a survey organized around the five themes mentioned above as one mechanism with which to engage campus and community stakeholders.

A link to the survey can be found below, as well as on the Strategic Planning website:

Please be assured that all responses received will be confidential and given careful consideration as the planning process moves forward.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this survey. Your feedback is critical to the success of our strategic plan.