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Strategic plan will be discussed at University of North Georgia meeting
Focus will be on academic excellence
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A town hall meeting Friday invites students, faculty and the public to hear the progress of academics at the University of North Georgia.

The meeting will specifically discuss the first of UNG’s Strategic Plan’s four goals: academic excellence. It will be presented via video conference on all four university campuses.

The strategic plan, titled “Engaging UNG: Planning for Excellence,” was initially implemented in 2014. Its four goals are academic excellence, leadership and development, engagement and opportunity and the creation of a campus identity.

“We want to show what we have accomplished at this point and what we are in the process of accomplishing,” said Eric Skipper, interim vice president for university affairs and CEO of UNG’s Oconee campus, in a news release. “We have made huge steps forward in our first two stages of goal one, which are the academic master plan for all campuses and the creation of a facilities master plan. We are definitely headed in the right direction, and we want to ensure we continue that.”

The open meeting will be streamed at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Hoag Auditorium in Dahlonega, the Continuing Education Building auditorium in Gainesville, conference room 262 on the Cumming campus and room 522 of the Student Resource Center in Oconee.

UNG President Bonita Jacobs said there is ongoing work and planning being done at the unit and department levels toward all of the plan's goals.

“It is important that our strategic plan is dynamic and responsive to evolving needs, so awareness, involvement and feedback are important to the implementation process,” Jacobs said. “I am very appreciative to Dr. Eric Skipper and his committee for their leadership to ensure our strategic plan continues to engage the UNG community.”

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