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Strategic Planning Task Force & Planning Team Membership

Strategic Planning Task Force

Jay Braatz, Vice President for Planning, Office of the President, Chair
Bamshad Mobasher, Faculty Council President, Professor, School of Computing, CDM
Charles Snelling, Staff Council President, EEO Coordinator, OIDE
Michael Lynch, Student Government President, Student, CMN
Antonieta Fitzpatrick, Associate Director, New Student Programs, Student Affairs
Elissa Foster, Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director, Health Communication, CMN
Salma Ghanem, Dean, CMN
David Kalsbeek, Senior Vice President, EMM
Jacqueline Lazú, Associate Professor, Modern Languages, Associate Dean, LAS
Joe Mikels, Associate Professor, Psychology, CSH
Elizabeth Ortiz, Vice President, OIDE
Ljubomir Perkovic, Professor, School of Computing, CDM
Lucy Rinehart, Associate Provost, Academic Affairs
Fr. Chris Robinson, Adjunct Faculty, Religious Studies, LAS
Angela Shahjahan, Senior Compensation Analyst, Human Resources
Sherri Sidler, Controller
Sonia Soltero, Associate Professor, Chair, Leadership, Language, and Curriculum, COE
Gene Zdziarski, Vice President, Student Affairs ​

Planning Team Alpha: Mission/Student Experience

Gene Zdziarski, Vice President, Student Affairs, Co-chair
Jacqueline Lazú, Associate Professor, Modern Languages, Associate Dean, LAS, Co-chair
Victoria Deiorio, Associate Professor, Head of Sound Design, TTS
Matthew Girson, Professor, Art, Media, and Design, LAS
Horace Hall, Associate Professor, Human Development, Counseling and Special Education, COE
Jill Hollembeak, Senior Associate Athletics Director, Athletics
Brenda Williams, Director, Career Experiences, Career Center
Delaney Morrison, Student, LAS ​

Planning Team Beta: Enrollment/Student Success

David Kalsbeek, Senior Vice President, EMM, Co-chair
Salma Ghanem, Dean, CMN, Co-chair
Michele Morano, Associate Professor and Chair, Writing and Publishing, LAS
Don Opitz, Associate Professor, Associate Dean, SNL
Martha Martinez-Firestone, Associate Professor, Sociology, LAS
Tonya Baez, Director, Internal Audit
Yesenia Sanchez-Giancola, Director, First Year Academic Success
Nahal Hashemian, Student, LAS ​

Planning Team Gamma: Academic Programs/Faculty Development

Lucy Rinehart, Associate Provost, Academic Affairs, Co-chair
Ljubomir Perkovic, Professor, School of Computing, CDM, Co-chair
Anna Souchuk, Associate Professor, Modern Languages, LAS
Suzanne Fogel, Associate Professor, Marketing, BUS
Hai Tran, Associate Professor, Journalism, CMN
Stephanie Halaska, Director, Office of Academic Advising Support
Megan Bernal, Associate University Librarian, University Library
Kendall Sprinkle, Student, CMN ​

Planning Team Delta: Financial Performance/DePaul’s Sustainability

Sherri Sidler, Controller, Co-chair
Bamshad Mobasher, Faculty Council President, Professor, School of Computing, CDM, Co-chair
Damon Kiely, Associate Professor, Chair of Performance, Directing and Acting, TTS
Tom Mondschean, Professor, Economics, BUS
Kathryn Grant, Professor, Clinical Psychology, CSH
Tonya Harvey-McDonald, Operations Manager, IS
Kurtis Todd, Executive Assistant, Office of the Dean, CSH
Jack Evans, Student, BUS ​

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