With ongoing strategic planning occurring within WACUHO for the past 10-15 years, the 2012-2013 Executive Committee determined it was time for a longer term strategic plan to be developed by the Association. Given previous efforts (led by Willie Brown and Lisa Slavid from the University of California, Santa Barbara) it was determined a more comprehensive plan was needed to better assure consistency from an organizational perspective moving forward.
A comprehensive assessment initiative was undertaken for the 2012-2013 academic year, which included four different elements; two separate committee chair assessments, a Chief Housing Officer (CHO) climate survey and a general membership climate survey. These efforts culminated with focus groups at the 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibition in San Jose. This data was forwarded to the 2013-2014 Executive Committee who then commissioned a group of WACUHO leaders to serve on the Strategic Planning Task Force. The Executive Committee solicited thirty names from a cross section of the association, from chief housing officers, mid-level managers and new professionals. The Executive Committee also directed the task force to insure the diversity of the Association be represented in the Strategic Planning Task Force and process [i.e., private/public institutions, functional areas, and individuals represented within WACUHO. From the list of thirty candidates, a final group of seven task force members was selected to serve on the original Strategic Planning Task Force which included:
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