Dec 2, 2013

Realizing our Vision: The First 100 Years and Beyond

KCUMB has made significant strides during the last nine months in support of our Strategic Plan. The University community first developed this five-year plan to guide KCUMB’s actions during the 2010-2012 time frame. Read more about our Strategic Plan.

We reviewed our progress and set a clear direction for KCUMB as a part of our annual Thanksgiving luncheon and Town Hall meeting. In particular, we identified ways in which all of our team will play important roles in planning new objectives and initiatives to continue our mission of "improving the well-being of the communities we serve."

In addition, I shared with the campus the vision for KCUMB and our University team, which centers on these three priorities:
  • To become the most student-focused medical university in the nation.
  • To build the best university team of faculty, staff and administrators.
  • To create the greatest workplace in the region.
We will begin to develop a roadmap for this vision by forming Strategic Leadership Teams in support of each of our five strategic goals. These teams will include broad representation from our faculty, staff and administration to ensure a process of shared governance. Each group will be asked to:
  • Develop clear expectations for each goal
  • Identify specific initiatives to support those goals
  • Recommend metrics to demonstrate success
These teams will be critical to ensuring the ongoing success of our institution and will pave the way for preparing our institution for its second 100 years of educating osteopathic physicians, scientists and other health professionals. I look forward to sharing more with you about our progress in the coming months.