The Strategic Planning Committee shall discern what may be the key priorities for Friends Seminary for the next three to five years, keeping in mind our 228 year history as well as our aspirations for the future. Building on the legacy of our last Plan (Planning for the Future: Celebrating Friends Seminary’s 225th Year 2008-2012), the Committee shall consider the full scope of the School’s program and operations, including: the academic program; technology; our place in a global world; the financial aid program; space needs; our commitment to core values that distinguish us as a Quaker school; the relationship of the School to its faculty and staff including the Friends Seminary Teacher’s Association; athletics; arts; and resources to make these things possible and sustainable. And while it is not expected that recommendations pertaining to all aspects of the School will emerge, this is an opportunity, indeed, to ask timely questions, strategize, recommend priorities, and to dream.
Acting within the short timeframe of the 2013-2014 academic year, the Committee is asked to gather perspectives from a broad range of sources and constituencies and to consult often foundational documents, like our Mission Statement and Faith and Practice. The Committee is asked to make frequent reports to the Board of Trustees with a draft report and update due for the Board of Trustees’ working retreat on April 5th, 2014 with the expectation that the Board of Trustees will act upon and approve time-defined strategic initiatives of a new Strategic Plan no later than October, 2014.
With the leadership of Matthew Annenberg and Leitzel Schoen serving as co-clerks, the Strategic Planning Committee will be constituted of members of the Board of Trustees, parents, and faculty discerned for their breadth and depth of experience by the SC’s Nominations and Governance Committee. The Committee may constitute sub-committees to further the work.
Friends Seminary Board of Trustees
October 16, 2013