We—the faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of West Chester University—are proud that WCU is among the top regional comprehensive public universities in the country. Now our academic community is collaborating to move WCU to its next level. Creating our university’s shared vision for the future will be a multifaceted, multiyear process involving us all.
Since taking office in March 2009, I have been meeting on campus and in the community with a great many of you to learn about your interests, concerns, achievements, and goals for West Chester University. At these meetings, in other formal and informal discussions, and through our electronic idea box—WCU Ideas Online—you have shared your dreams and suggestions for WCU’s future. I have been finding significant consensus among your views and have also learned that my own observations, beliefs, and interests are well aligned with yours.
Now we have launched the process that will give depth and clarity to our ideas. A number of initiatives are allowing us to listen even more deeply and comprehensively to one another, analyze our internal strengths and weaknesses, and understand external opportunities and challenges. These initiatives include our campus-wide self-study for reaccreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the Comprehensive Facilities Master Plan, a Campus Climate Survey, task forces on a number of vital issues, and our new Marketing Plan. Together, these activities will give us exceptional insight and knowledge as we develop our new strategic plan to succeed the Plan for Excellence and guide West Chester University through the next decade.
This Web site will keep you informed about the process of Creating a Shared Vision at West Chester University. The site will also afford the opportunity for you to offer feedback and participate actively. Please explore the site and check in often to see what is happening and how you can be involved. Thank you for taking your part in creating our WCU vision—for helping West Chester University achieve the very bright future toward which we are moving.
Greg R. Weisenstein
President, West Chester University