Strategic Planning Update: October 3, 2018

Greetings Pitzer Community,

Last week, President Oliver announced the kick-off of Pitzer College’s strategic planning process this academic year. Today, strategic planning consultants from Keeling & Associates are on campus to help us continue the discussion about Pitzer’s future. On Thursday, every member of the Pitzer community is encouraged to attend College Council at 4:15 p.m. in the McConnell Center Founders Room. The meeting agenda is dedicated to a strategic planning discussion facilitated by K&A.

While on campus, K&A will meet with the president’s cabinet, FEC, Diversity Committee, APC, BIC, Student Senate Executive and Identity boards. A few additional meeting times are available. If you are interested in an individual or small group conversation with K&A, please contact me at

Pitzer is dedicated to a transparent and inclusive planning process. If you are unable to meet with K&A this week, they will be back on campus in November or arrangements can be made for telephone/video conferences.

I’m also pleased to announce our Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) members:

Faculty:               Brinda Sarathy and Melissa Coleman

Students:             Matthew Brunstad ’20 and Brendan Schultz ’20

Staff:                    Carlos Alvarez ’15 and Mike Segawa

Trustees:             Don Gould and Shahan Soghikian ’80, P’22

President Oliver will also serve in an ex officio capacity.  The SPC will oversee the planning process; formulate and vet planning themes with the Pitzer community; and work with K&A to draft the Pitzer Strategic Plan. Please join me in thanking them for this important service to the College.

Finally, we have created a Pitzer College 2018-19 strategic planning web page where we will post announcements and updates as the process moves forward.

Thank you. I hope to seeing you Thursday at College Council as we embark on Pitzer’s future together.

Provida Futuri,
Jamie Jorgensen

Pitzer Strategic Planning webpage

Project Brief

Keeling & Associates team bios