Strategic Plan

K in Five: Your Voice Matters

Kalamazoo College Strategic Plan

Meeting with Kalamazoo College’s Board of Trustees was the first step in a yearlong strategic plan process.

Kalamazoo College is beginning the process of writing a strategic plan – a map of thoughtful and intentional priorities to guide the College through the next five years.

Meeting with the College’s Board of Trustees was the first step in a yearlong process that will incorporate input from key stakeholders of the College including students, faculty, staff, administration, alumni, family and friends, and the Board. The strength of the plan depends highly on both the quantity and quality of the input received. Participants are encouraged to view the College through a broad lens. Here are some of the key touch points in the timeline:

  • Spring 2017: Planning committee selected in March, committee gathers input from stakeholders in April, May and June
  • Summer 2017: Planning committee summarizes and synthesizes input received then reports back to stakeholders
  • Fall 2017: First draft of Strategic Plan written and shared with stakeholders for further input
  • Spring 2018: Strategic Plan presented to the Board of Trustees for approval at their March meeting.

The Strategic Planning Process, facilitated by Tim Fallon, is funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Plan for Kalamazoo College’s Future, the College’s previous strategic plan, has guided K for the past ten years.

K in Five: Strategic Planning Committee Members

  • Max Cherem ’04, Marlene Crandell Francis Assistant Professor of Philosophy
  • Paige Chung ’20, Student
  • Amy Courter ’83, Trustee
  • Harold Decker ’67, Trustee
  • Al DeSimone, Vice President, Advancement
  • Tim Fallon, Facilitator, The Clarion Group
  • Victor Garcia ’97, Grounds Coordinator
  • Jorge Gonzalez, President
  • Emily Good ’18, Student
  • Christine Hahn, Associate Professor, Art
  • Dana Jansma, Associate Dean of Students
  • Lauryn Kindle, Office Coordinator, Dow
  • Amy MacMillan, L. Lee Stryker Assistant Professor of Business Management
  • Mickey McDonald, Provost
  • Beth Washington ’94 Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Bronson Healthcare Group
  • Sarah Westfall, Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students
  • Kate Worster, Associate Vice President, Marketing and Communications