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

Pam Benoit, Ph.D., co-chair
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
  Brian Burnett, co-chair
Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration

  Jim Bakken, co-chair
Chief Communications Officer

Anupam Agarwal, M.D.
Dean, Heersink School of Medicine
  Crystal Ash
Community member, Birmingham Promise
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, M.D.
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   Co-Chairs: Kathy Nugent, Chris Brown
Bradley Barnes (Enrollment Management)   Patrick Murphy (Business)
Ritika Samant (USGA)   Josh Carpenter (Southern Research)
Chris Minnix (Blazer Core)   Suzi Lapi (Medicine)
Mary Wallace (Student Affairs)   Suzanne Judd (Public Health)
Walter Stewart (Veterans Services/ Student Affairs)    
Scott Phillips (Center for Teaching and Learning)    
Pam Paustian (Provost's Office/ Online recruitment)    
Co-chair: David Randall   Chair: Kecia Thomas 
Co-chair: Anupam Agarwal   Andrew Sullivan (Engineering)
Tom Brannan (Advancement)   Shauntice Allen ( Public Health)
Michael Faircloth (Medicine)   Jaret Langston (IEA)
Elizabeth Steele (Optometry)   Teresa Shufflebarger (Medicine)
Michele Talley (Nursing)   Katrina Watson (Literacy Council)
Russell Taichman (Dentistry)   Mike Wyss (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   Chair: Brian Burnett   Chair: Tom Brannan 
Autumn Massey-Sims (GSA)   Pam Benoit (Provost)   Pam Benoit (Provost)
David Dada (Community Relations)   Tom Brannan (Advancement)   Crystal Ash (Community Member)
Felesia Bowen (Nursing)   Stephanie Mullins (CFO)    
Tequila Smith, UAB alumna   Andy Hollis (Financial Affairs)    
Nabiha Yusuf (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     Chair: Mike Sloane (CAS/ Honors College    Chair: Jim Bakken 
 Eva Lewis (IEA)    Jennifer Christy (Health Professions)   Pam Benoit (Provost)
 Laine Chapman (Health Professions)    Jim Bakken (CCO)   Maelynn Chung (UAB Health System)
 Sean Kerins (IEA)    Arpan Limdi (UAB Medicine)   Linda Gunter (University Relations)
Jeff Holmes (Engineering)   Zandral Washington (UAB Police)   Chris McCauley (CAS)
    Tyler Huang, alumnus    

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