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As Strategic Planning Unfolds, CU Anschutz Leans Into the Future

Students, faculty and staff encouraged to take part in shaping systemwide plan

Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date March 12, 2020

Leaning Into the Future, CU’s strategic planning process, is roughly halfway to completion, as the effort that began in early summer 2019 moves toward a July presentation to the Board of Regents and implementation expected in the fall.

The strategic plan is a systemwide effort, and the outcome will not take the place of the CU Anschutz Strategic Priorities. While engagement with campus constituents has been ongoing, the timeline still provides for significant input from the CU Anschutz community. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to take part in the shaping of the strategic plan.

Working groups have been formed for the Leaning Into the Future strategic planning process to address the charge for each of the nine areas of strategic focus within the plan’s four broad pillars. Each working group has co-chairs and campus leads. You can share input and feedback with each group via email:

  • Campus Wellness and Mental Health
    • Contact: CUStratWellnessMentalHealth.Anschutz@cu.edu
    • CU Anschutz Medical Campus Working Group Leads
      • Rachel Davis, MD, Medical Director, Student and Resident Mental Health; Director, OCD Clinic; Co-Director, Neuromodulation Program; Director, CU Medicine Faculty Practice; and Assistant Professor, Psychiatry-Other CI Services
      • Neil Krauss, Director of Outreach and Initiatives, Office of the Chancellor
  • Innovation in Learning and Teaching
    • Contact: CUStratInnovation@cu.edu
    • Working Group Co-Chairs
      • Mike Lightner, PhD, Vice President and Academic Affairs Officer, CU System
      • Rebecca Kantor, Dean, School of Education and Human Development, CU Denver
    • CU Anschutz Working Group Member
      • Sheana Bull, PhD, Professor, Community and Behavioral Health Colorado School of Public Health and Assistant Vice Chancellor, Digital Education, CU Denver and CU Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Research/Scholarship/Creative Work and Graduate Programs
    • Contact: CUStratResearch@cu.edu
    • Working Group Co-Chairs
      • Michael Lightner, PhD, Vice President and Academic Affairs Officer, CU System
      • Terri Fiez, PhD, Vice Chancellor for Research and Professor of Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering, CU Boulder
    • CU Anschutz Working Group members
      • Tom Flaig, MD, Vice Chancellor of Research, CU Denver and CU Anschutz Medical Campus
      • Rod Nairn, PhD, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, CU Denver and CU Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Health Care
    • Contact: CUStratHealthcare@cu.edu
    • Working Group Co-Chairs
      • Laura Borgelt, PharmD, MBA, Associate Dean of Administration & Operations – Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Professor, Departments of Clinical Pharmacy and Family Medicine, CU Anschutz Medical Campus
      • Glen Mays, PhD, MPH, Chair and Professor, Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy, Colorado School of Public Health, CU Anschutz Medical Campus
    • CU Anschutz Working Group members
      • Terri Carrothers, Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration & Finance and Chief Financial Officer, CU Denver and CU Anschutz Medical Campus
      • Dana Dabelea, MD, PhD, Director of the LEAD Center and Conrad M. Riley Endowed Professor, Colorado School of Public Health
      • Tom Flaig, MD, Vice Chancellor of Research, CU Denver and CU Anschutz Medical Campus
      • Anne Fuhlbrigge, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, School of Medicine
      • Scott Harpin, PhD, MPH, RN, APHN-BC, FSAHM, Associate Professor of Clinical Teaching; Specialty Director of Doctor of Nursing Practice and Master of Public Health Dual Degree Program; Faculty Lead of Public Health Certificate
      • Lawrence (Larry) Hunter, PhD, Director, Center for Computational Pharmacology & Computational Bioscience Program and Professor of Pharmacology (Denver) and Computer Science (Boulder)
      • Lonnie Johnson, PhD, DDS, Professor, School of Dental Medicine Professor and Senior Associate Dean of Clinics and Professional Practice
      • Allison Kempe, MD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics and Director of ACCORDS, School of Medicine and Colorado Children’s Hospital
      • Cindy O’Bryant, PharmD, BCOP, Vice Chair of CU Anschutz Medical Campus Faculty Assembly, Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
      • Mike Pascoe, PhD, Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy, School of Medicine
      • Judith G. Regensteiner, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Director and Co-Founder, Center for Women’s Health Research, School of Medicine, Judith and Joseph Wagner Chair in Women’s Health Research, Director, Office of Women in Medicine and Science
      • Frank Somoza, Professional Research Assistant and Medical Assistant, Department of Orthopedics, School of Medicine
  • Tech Enablement and Infrastructure
    • Contact: CUStratTechEnablement@cu.edu
    • Working Group Co-Chairs
      • Kathy Nesbitt, Vice President for Administration, CU System
      • Harper Johnson, CIO and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Information Technology, UCCS
    • CU Anschutz Working Group members
      • Debashis Ghosh, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Biostatistics and Informatics, Colorado School of Public Health
      • Russell Poole, Associate Vice Chancellor for the Office of Information Technology, CU Denver and CU Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Collaboration and Partnerships
    • Contact: CUStratCollaborationPartnerships@cu.edu
    • Working Group Co-Chairs
      • Tanya Kelly-Bowry, Vice President for Government Relations, CU System
      • Abby Benson, MS, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, CU Boulder
      • Steve VanNurden, President and Chief Executive Officer, Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority, CU Anschutz and CU Denver
    • CU Anschutz Working Group member
      • Corey Edwards, Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships, CU Denver and CU Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Deferred Maintenance and Sustainability
    • Contact: CUStratDeferredMaintenance@cu.edu
    • Working Group Chair
      • Todd Saliman, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, CU System
    • CU Anschutz Working Group members
      • Jay Campbell, Executive Director of Facilities Management, CU Denver and CU Anschutz Medical Campus
      • Terri Carrothers, Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration & Finance and Chief Financial Officer, CU Denver and CU Anschutz Medical Campus
      • Ryan Davis, Senior Budget Director, CU Denver and CU Anschutz Medical Campus
    • CU Anschutz Sustainability Advisers
      • Jarrett Smith, Sustainability Manager at CU Denver and CU Anschutz Medical Campus
      • Dana Zack, student

Working groups recently completed key metrics and goals for each of the strategic focus areas. Soon, the groups will propose three to five prioritized action steps by focus area. The fiscal feasibility team will estimate costs later in April.

CU Anschutz will continue to play a key role in the development of the systemwide strategic plan. Make your voice heard by engaging via the email links above – also posted here – and follow the progress at the strategic planning website.

Guest contributor: CU System Communications