Strategic Planning Process

Before the efforts of the current Strategic Planning Task Force are listed, honor must be given to previous efforts at creating a strategic plan for the Association.

Two previous Strategic Planning groups have been formed on behalf of the Association.  Both Jack Gibbons [University of California, Los Angeles] and Charlene Chew-Ogi [University of California, Santa Barbara] led previous effort before the year 2000.

Efforts in 2010 began with David Stephen (California State University, Chico) who turned efforts over to Willie Brown and Lisa Slavid (both at University of California, Santa Barbara).  This team concluded their work in 2011 with two significant outcomes:

  • Four vision areas in which to enhance our mission, which were adopted at the WACUHO 2012 annual business meeting and are included in the next section

  • The need for the Association to develop a plan to address the increasing and expanding administrative responsibilities associated with running the organization reliant on volunteers who are also struggling to manage professional/career obligations concurrently. Two recommendations were forwarded to the Executive Committee:

    • Create a “home campus” within the WACUHO region to coordinate the administrative functions of the organization or,

    • Contract certain and essential services with ACUHO-I to manage administrative functions of the organization


The recommendations above were tabled while a series of additional assessments were completed in 2012 – 2013 coupled with the formulation of the Strategic Planning Task Force [2013] tasked to complete a strategic plan including all of the data collected since 2010.