Penn State will implement its strategic plan over the next four years.  As an effort to integrate the varying goals and unique needs of the university’s expansive constituency in the process, a layered committee structure has been established.

Reporting to Provost Nick Jones, the Oversight Committee will lead implementation efforts throughout Penn State.  It will synthesize the work of other committees, identify opportunities for collaboration, and assist in decisions about priorities and resources.  The Oversight Committee will be responsible for progress updates to the President, Board of Trustees, and other leaders.

Based on the strategic plan’s five thematic priorities and three supporting elements, the Executive Committees will report to the Oversight Committee.  These eight committees will advocate for their respective topical areas as they review and support goals and initiatives identified by their corresponding Steering Committees.

Directly aligned with the eight Executive Committees, the eight Steering Committees will identify opportunities and goals and formulate action plans and metrics for their areas.  These committees will also host public forums to report on the strategic plan’s progress and to engage faculty, staff, students, and alumni in the process.

Because the foundations are integral to all components of the strategic plan, they do not have a separate committee structure. Instead, they are incorporated into the work of all the committees.