Potomac State College of WVU Announces Strategic Plan for the Future

Potomac State College (PSC) of West Virginia University (WVU) is pleased to announce its new strategic plan entitled, “Potomac State College of WVU 2020: Strategic Plan for the Future.” This document has been a work in progress for the past year with input from multiple constituencies across campus including administration, faculty, staff, students, and alumni. It includes the College’s mission, vision and goals with objectives and actions and complements WVU’s 2020 Strategic Plan.

Potomac State’s strategic plan can be reviewed here.

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To review “PSC’s 2020 Strategic Plan for the Future” click here 

This year WVU and both its divisional campuses – Potomac State College of WVU and West Virginia Institute of Technology (WVU-IT) – are preparing for a reaccreditation visit by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities, April 7-9.

Accreditation ensures the value of the WVU, PSC and WVU-IT degrees by verifying the University’s adherence to rigorous academic standards. It’s also required by the United States Department of Education for students to receive federal financial aid.

Potomac State successfully completed the reaccreditation process in 2004, prior to becoming a fully integrated division of WVU in 2005. Thereafter, PSC will now be reviewed as a part of WVU’s reaccreditation.

According to PSC Campus Provost Leonard Colelli, “It has been a rather long and involved process to draft this strategic plan especially since it involved the input of so many individuals representing the multiple constituencies but in the end I believe we have a viable ‘road map’ to guide the College into the future as an educational leader for this region and beyond.”

The goals of the College include:

Goal 1: Engage undergraduate students in a challenging academic environment.

Goal 2: Excel in teaching, creative activity and innovation in all learning environments.

Goal 3: Foster diversity and global awareness.

Goal 4: Foster collaborative partnerships to advance the mission of the College.

Goal 5: Enhance the well-being and quality of life for the campus community, people in West Virginia, and the broader service region of the College.

Goal 6: Develop infrastructure to support enrollment growth and improve retention and graduation rates.

Dr. Colelli encourages the community to review this document and to forward any questions to Karen Peer, Administrative Assistant to the Provost, at KGPeer@mail.wvu.edu