College Planning Committee/Strategic Planning Committee

The Planning Committee, chaired by the President, oversees the current strategic planning process. The Committee’s charge is to monitor the implementation of the strategic plan and propose adjustments for consideration.The committee’s name and responsibilities change depending on whether the committee is in the process of developing a strategic plan, (The Strategic Planning Committee) or monitoring the plan’s implementation, (The College Planning Committee). The College Planning Committee’s membership includes students, staff, faculty (as outlined in faculty legislation), and administrators. The committee expands to include trustees and alumnae as the Strategic Planning Committee.

The current strategic plan, The Plan for Mount Holyoke 2021, has been extended by two years, and is thus The Plan for Mount Holyoke 2023. This extension was recommended by the senior leadership of the College and the College Planning Committee, and approved by the Board of Trustees. 

Working closely with the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (IRE), the College Planning Committee regularly reviews progress on the Strategic Plan’s four Strategic Priorities.

College Planning Committee 2020–2021

President, Sonya Stephens

Senior Advisor to the President, Lenore Reilly

Vice President for Finance and Administration, Shannon Gurek

Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty Dorothy Mosby

Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students, Marcella Runell Hall

Director of Institutional Research, Polly Prewitt-Freilino

Director of Professional and Graduate Education, Tiffany Espinosa

Staff Council Representative, Audrey Markarian

OPC Representative, Marie Di Ruzza

Faculty Committee Representatives:

    Planning & Budget, Nigel Alderman

    Academic Priorities, Tian Ng

    Faculty Conference, Donnie Cotter

    MCCL, Jared Schwartzer

Student Representatives:

    SGA Executive Board, Chair of Committees, Maya Sopory

    SGA Chair of Appointing Board, Maha Mapara

Meeting Dates: (All meetings will be virtual)

  • September 23, 2020
  • February 10, 2021
  • April 21, 2021