The Strategic Planning Advisory Group plays a central role in developing the university's next strategic plan. Over the next 12–18 months, this group will facilitate an inclusive planning process and community engagement that will focus on exploring ECU’s unique position as a public art and design university.
We are pleased to have staffed a robust advisory group with representation from across the institution. Advisors represent the interconnected areas of the university that enable ECU’s main activities of teaching, learning, creative practice and research within and beyond the walls of our classrooms and studios.
Advisory group members will participate in monthly meetings and contribute to at least one of several project teams. For staff and regular faculty, these meetings occur during normal business hours. Students and non-regular faculty will also receive a $1,000 honorarium to recognize their time and contributions.
The group has met three times since April for engagement and training sessions with Vantage Point to familiarize themselves with approaches and methods to strategic planning, engagement strategies, guiding principles, and logistics.
This summer, the group will form smaller project teams. Each team will be assigned to lead various aspects of the plan, including research, information-gathering, writing and storytelling.
Advisory Group Members
|Gillian Siddall||President + Vice Chancellor (Ex-Officio)|
|Trish Kelly||VP Academic + Provost (Ex-Officio)|
|Deans + Directors|
|Kyla Mallett*||Dean, Audain Faculty of Art (Co-Chair)|
|Tiffanie Ting||Executive Director, Continuing Studies (Co-Chair)|
|William Newhouse||Director, Technical Services|
|Beth Howe||Associate Professor, Audain Faculty of Art|
|Gwenessa Lam||Associate Professor, Audain Faculty of Art|
|Maryam Mahvash||Sessional Faculty, Culture + Community|
|Mimi Gellman||Associate Professor, Faculty of Culture + Community|
|Haig Armen||Associate Professor, Ian Gillespie Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media|
|Vanessa Kam||Faculty, Electronic Resources Librarian and liaison to the Ian Gillespie Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media|
|Kate Armstrong||Director of Living Labs and Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship|
|TLC + Writing Centre|
|Jacqueline Turner||Faculty, Assistant Coordinator + Writing Specialist, Writing Center|
|Emma Somers||Coordinator, Library Operations|
|Yang Hong*||Studio Technician, Interdisciplinary|
|Michelle Peters||Technical Services, Communication Designer|
|Lee Gilad||Graduate Recruitment Coordinator|
|Lori Lai||Programs Assistant, Continuing Studies|
|Yu Lu||Ian Gillespie Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media|
|Kalp Bhasvar||Faculty of Culture + Community (Foundation): 2021-22, |
Ian Gillespie Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media: May 2022
|Khim Hipol||Audain Faculty of Art|
Aboriginal Gathering Place
|Brenda Crabtree||Director, Aboriginal Programs + Special Advisor to the President on Indigenous Initiatives (Ex-Officio)|
|Sydney Pickering*||Aboriginal Program Coordinator, Graduate Student|
Communications + Marketing
|Rob Maguire||Executive Director, Communications + Public Affairs (Ex-Officio)|
|Rumnique Nannar||Communications Advisor (Ex-Officio)|
Advancement + Events
|Kevin Bertram||Fundraising Coordinator, University Advancement|
|Marion Morgan||Senior HR Advisor, Leadership + Organizational Development|
|Viktor Sokha||VP Finance + Administration (Ex-Officio)|
|Hannah Ruotsalainen||Manager, Systems + Networks|