Over the past week my office has received a number of thoughtful comments and reactions to the draft New Brunswick Strategic Plan, and I want to thank all those who have already responded. These comments have helped sharpen our focus and improve the plan.
It has become clear, however, that more time is needed for our community to have a full conversation about the draft plan and ensure that we move forward with the best possible strategy, in alignment with the University Strategic Plan and with the resources available to us. Therefore, after consultation with President Barchi, I am extending the strategic plan review period until Wednesday, October 1. All members of the Rutgers–New Brunswick community are invited to review the draft plan which are posted on this website, and send your comments to NBStratPlan@oldqueens.rutgers.edu anytime between now and October 1.
In addition, I will hold a public discussion of the draft plan in order to listen to your feedback on the document and your suggestions for how to strengthen it. This meeting will be held at College Avenue Student Center – Multipurpose Room, on Monday, September 29th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
I encourage you to read the draft plan and come to the meeting and/or send your comments. Your participation in the strategic planning process is welcome and appreciated.
Richard L. Edwards, Ph.D.
Chancellor, Rutgers University–New Brunswick