What was the impetus for Advancing Vision 2020?

In the 2012-2013 academic year, the J. Mack Robinson College of Business marked its 100th anniversary. While celebrating this important milestone, the college’s leaders recognized the importance of looking ahead to build on this outstanding legacy. At that time, Robinson faculty completed and approved a strategic plan entitled Vision 2020.

In 2015, a new dean and associated leadership team came to Robinson. Given the passage of time and with a new leadership team in place, the moment was right to consider the progress made thus far to implement Vision 2020, and to explore if and how the plan should be updated to reflect current context.

Who was involved in the revisions?

The dean and his leadership team together with department chairs began work on the document in spring 2015. Beginning fall 2015, the college’s strategic planning committee held numerous town hall meetings so that various stakeholder groups could comment on the proposed plan. Groups participating in these forums included undergraduate and graduate students; those participating in our Executive MBA and Executive Doctorate in Business programs; faculty and staff; and employers, major donors and alumni of the college.

When was Advancing Vision 2020 finalized?

Following review by the college’s Board of Advisors in October and a presentation to the faculty, Advancing Vision 2020 was unanimously endorsed at the 2015 RCB Fall Faculty Meeting on November 18, 2015.

When will implementation begin?

Implementation will begin in earnest in 2016. The dean and his leadership team will provide direction on the strategies within each goal and specific plans will be made to implement those strategies. The goals will focus our work and the strategies will help us prioritize our projects and programs in the coming years.

How will staff and faculty be held accountable for the goals?

Each of the strategies within the goals requires the development and execution of specific initiatives along with metrics that will be used to measure progress. Success will require commitment and effort by numerous faculty and staff members, departments, centers and institutes. To be successful, an all-in spirit will be needed to accomplish these goals and to aspire to the bold new vision articulated in this document.