CSUCI is entering a new phase of growth and, together, we must plan for our collective future. At the direction of CSUCI President Erika D. Beck, a Strategic Initiatives Steering Committee has been established. This committee is charged with launching a campus-wide conversation that will result in the establishment of University initiatives focused on our collective work toward common goals using a “one campus” approach.  Once established, the University initiatives will be the basis for which campus priorities and related activities are determined, planned for, and implemented. 

Upcoming Open Forum Dates

Tuesday, 4/11/20174:30 – 5:30 p.m.Malibu Hall 100 For Faculty
Wednesday, 4/12/201711:00 – 12:00 p.m.SUB-Coville Conference Room For Students
Thursday, 4/13/201711:00 – 12:00 p.m.Petit Salon For Staff

Strategic Initiatives Steering Committee Charge

In collaboration with the entire campus community, the SISC will assist in developing, refining, and prioritizing recommendations for the President. In addition, this committee will provide ongoing review of initiatives, development of metrics, and assessment of progress.

Strategic Initiatives Steering Committee (SISC)

SISC Chair, Provost - Dan Wakelee
Chief of Staff- Genevieve Evans Taylor
Faculty Representative - Marie Francois
Faculty Senate Chair - Cindy Wyels
Staff Council Chair - Rosario Cuevas
Student Government President- Michelle Noyes,
Vice President for Business & Financial Affairs- Ysabel Trinidad
Vice President for Student Affairs- Wm. Gregory Sawyer
Vice President for Technology & Innovation- Michael Berman
Vice President for University Advancement - Nichole Ipach


The work of the committee and the campus in identifying key University Initiatives is considered the next step in planning how the campus will realize the vision of the existing University Strategic Plan (PDF, 2.1MB) .   University Initiatives will be broadly defined, but fall under the already identified University Strategic Priorities (PDF, 152KB) listed below:

Facilitate Student Success
Provide High Quality Education
Realize our future

It is anticipated that each University Initiative will become its own committee and will engage working groups or subcommittees that are charged with recommending concrete strategies and tactics that can move the campus closer to accomplishing its goals.

Understanding the importance of the Graduation Initiative 2025 to our campus, a committee has been established to move this forward as a University Initiative. Four subcommittees under Graduation Initiative 2025 have been established including: Finance, Academic, Social/Engagement/Involvement, and Culture. The Graduation Initiative committee will be submitting its first report to the Chancellor’s Office in April 2017.

For more information please visit the CSU System Graduation Initiative 2025 website.

The remaining University Initiatives are yet to be determined and will be established using the feedback and ideas collected at the campus conversation meetings.

Guiding Principles

Guiding principles are defined as the values that will guide the SISC’s decision making.

View a “draft” of the proposed guiding principles. The draft is currently under review and being vetted campus wide.