The framework of the UA Strategic Plan is inspired by the Fourth Industrial Revolution – a time of augmented intelligence and the fusion of digital, physical and biological worlds. We embrace our duty and privilege to serve the special needs of the state and its citizenry as this new era unfolds.
The five pillars represent broad focus areas that work in concert and collectively act as a robust roadmap for the UA’s future. Each pillar has been developed into initiatives implemented with clear goals and performance indicators. Each pillar has one or two Pillar Owners who help to guide Initiative Owners as they implement their initiatives. If interested in learning more about a pillar, please contact the Pillar Owner(s) or the Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI).
Elliott Cheu, Pillar 1 Owner
Kim Ogden, Pillar 2 Owner
Brent White, Pillar 4 Owner
Initiative Owners worked diligently to develop a compelling vision and business plan for their initiatives. A comprehensive prioritization process identified initiatives for moving forward in phases with some already underway and others considered for support from the Strategic Initiatives Fund (SIF). The prioritization focused on the relative impact, boldness and Return On Investment (ROI). The implementation phase begins with refinement of the milestones, time-phased budgets and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that guide the diverse and inclusive teams whose mission is to ensure the successful implementation of the initiatives.
The Office of Strategic Initiatives
The Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI) was established to support the campus community during implementation of the exciting new initiatives that were developed during strategic planning process. The mission is to support the effective and efficient implementation of the initiatives that were developed to achieve the ambitious, bold and inspirational goals of the University of Arizona strategic plan. Meet the team below:
Jane Hunter, VP for Strategic Initiatives
Michelle Gates, Associate VP for Strategic Initiatives Financial Affairs
Lori Tochihara, Coordinator, Administrative Services
Marie-Chantale Maltais, Communications Specialist
Carlos Castellanos, OSI Project Manager, Pillar 1
Jessica Thornburg, OSI Project Manager, Pillars 2 and 4
Brian Cunningham, OSI Project Manager, Pillar 3
Carol Evans, OSI Project Manager, Pillar 5
Jennifer Horner, OSI Project Manager, UAHS
Dustin Natte, Project Management Assistant