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First Strategic Plan

The 2008 Pott College Strategic Plan represented the first formal planning document in the history of the College. This plan served as a guide for academic planning, budget acquisition and development, recruitment and retention within the Pott College. This plan served as a "roadmap to success" that resulted in a tremendous record of accomplishments within the Pott College. A few key examples of these accomplishments include:

  • Development of the University’s first ever College-level Advising and Resource Center

  • Acquisition of resources, programming, development and design of the $31 million Business and Engineering Center

  • Raising over $2 million in private funding for new Business and Engineering Center

  • Acquisition of resources, programming, development and design of a $3.2 million Applied Engineering/Advanced Manufacturing Center

  • Acquired over $4.5 million in Science Center facility renovations/updates/redesign

  • Developed the Southwest Indiana STEM Resource Center (SwISTEM) responsible for regional teacher professional development/ training, scientific equipment/ instrumentation lending and STEM activities, competitions, etc.

  • Saw expansion of the SwISTEM Resource Center operations from nine to 17 counties in southwest Indiana

  • Awarded a $1.2 million NSF Grant to increase student retention, research and recruitment

  • Established a 300-acre parcel of land for the Pott College Field Preserve

  • Established the College’s first ever mentoring program for new faculty

  • Updated and revised College promotion and tenure criteria

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