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Forging Ahead UAB's Strategic Plan
Funding the Plan: Resources

The UAB Strategic Planning Council includes representatives from all campus stakeholder groups.

Janet Woodruff-Borden, Ph.D., co-chair
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
  Brian Burnett, Ph.D., co-chair
Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration

  Jim Bakken, co-chair
Chief Communications Officer

Anupam Agarwal, MD
Dean, Heersink School of Medicine
  Bradley Barnes, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Strategic Enrollment Management
Tom Brannan
Vice President for Advancement and Strategic Initiatives
  Jennifer Braswell Christy, Ph.D.
Faculty, School of Health Professions
Christopher Brown, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research
  Josh Carpenter, Ph.D.
CEO, Southern Research
Laine Chapman
Past Chair, Staff Council
  David Dada
Community Relations
Paulette Patterson Dilworth, Ph.D.
Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  Paul Erwin, DrPH
Dean, School of Public Health
Eva W. Lewis, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Academic Planning
  Patrick Murphy, Ph.D.
Faculty, Collat School of Business
Kathy Nugent, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  David Randall, MD
Chief Strategy Officer, UAB Medicine
Ryan Robinette
Past President, UAB Alumni Association
  Ritika Samant
Undergraduate Student Government Association
Autumn  Massey-Sims
Graduate Student Government
  Mike Sloane, Ph.D.
Past Chair, Faculty Senate
Andy Sullivan
Faculty, School of Engineering
  Kecia Thomas, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Mission pillar subgroups

Members of the Strategic Planning Council were tasked with forming subcommittees around each of our four mission pillars: Education; Research, Innovation & Economic Development; Community Engagement; and Patient Care. Membership on each of those subcommittees is listed here. The subcommittees worked to develop goals, objectives and activities/strategies for each of the mission pillars. They also provided input into the dashboard metrics appropriate for these goals.
Chair: Paul Erwin, MD, Ph.D
  Co-Chairs: Kathy Nugent, Ph.D., Chris Brown, Ph.D.
Bradley Barnes, Ph.D. (Enrollment Management)   Patrick Murphy, Ph.D. (Business)
Ritika Samant (USGA)   Josh Carpenter, Ph.D. (Southern Research)
Chris Minnix, Ph.D. (Blazer Core)   Suzi Lapi, Ph.D. (Medicine)
Mary Wallace, Ph.D. (Student Affairs)   Suzanne Judd, Ph.D. (Public Health)
Walter Stewart (Veterans Services/ Student Affairs)    
Scott Phillips, Ph.D. (Center for Teaching and Learning)    
Pam Paustian (Provost's Office/ Online recruitment)    
Co-chair: David Randall   Chair: Kecia Thomas, Ph.D. 
Co-chair: Anupam Agarwal, MD
  Andrew Sullivan (Engineering)
Tom Brannan (Advancement)   Shauntice Allen, Ph.D. (Public Health)
Michael Faircloth, MD (Medicine)   Jaret Langston, Ph.D. (IEA)
Elizabeth Steele, OD (Optometry)   Teresa Shufflebarger (Medicine)
Michele Talley, Ph.D. (Nursing)   Katrina Watson (Literacy Council)
Russell Taichman, DM.D., DMSC (Dentistry)   Mike Wyss, Ph.D. (CORD)

Subcommittees were formed to develop goals, objectives, strategies and metrics for the foundations of those mission pillars:  Diversity, Stewardship and Philanthropy.
Chair: Paulette Dilworth, Ph.D.   Chair: Brian Burnett, Ph.D.   Chair: Tom Brannan 
Autumn Massey-Sims (GSA)   Janet Woodruff-Borden, Ph.D. (Provost)   Janet Woodruff-Borden, Ph.D. (Provost)
David Dada (Community Relations)   Tom Brannan (Advancement)    
Felesia Bowen, Ph.D., DNP (Nursing)   Stephanie Mullins (CFO)    
Tequila Smith, UAB alumna   Andy Hollis (Financial Affairs)    
Nabiha Yusuf, Ph.D. (Faculty Senate)        

Subcommittees also were formed to redefine UAB's peer group, update the university's mission, vision and value statements and report on the processes and progress made through the strategic plan.
 Chair: Brian Burnett, Ph.D.     Chair: Mike Sloane, Ph.D. (CAS/ Honors College    Chair: Jim Bakken 
 Eva W. Lewis, Ph.D. (IEA)    Jennifer Christy, Ph.D. (Health Professions)   Janet Woodruff-Borden, Ph.D. (Provost)
 Laine Chapman (Health Professions)    Jim Bakken (CCO)   Maelynn Chung (UAB Health System)
 Sean Kerins (IEA)    Arpan LiM.D.i (UAB Medicine)   Linda Gunter (Institutional Communications)
Jeff Holmes, MD, Ph.D. (Engineering)   Zandral Washington (UAB Police)   Chris McCauley (CAS)
    Tyler Huang, alumnus    

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