New Strategic Planning Process

Stockton will embark on a new strategic planning process to help chart the course for our University’s success in the coming years.

The planning journey will be a collaborative effort, drawing upon the collective expertise and aspirations of all members of the Stockton community.

The process will integrate essential elements of President Joe’s commitment to the Stockton community:

  • Transparency
  • Collaboration
  • Relationship-focused

Your ideas, perspectives, and insights will be invaluable as we take this journey together.

Strategic Planning Survey Report

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Between April 19th and May 16th 2024, Stockton ran a Qualtrics survey inviting students, faculty, and staff to answer a set of brief questions about Stockton’s new strategic planning process. We collected over 360 responses and the results have been compiled into a draft report.

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Get Involved

Attend an Open Forum

Campus Conversations

We invite you to join us in-person or by Zoom for a conversation to review the strategic planning survey report and help gather additional feedback and suggestions. These sessions will be moderated by faculty or staff representatives of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee to encourage frank discussion and open dialogue.

Faculty conversations:

  • Monday, June 10, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in MR-5 (or Zoom)
  • Thursday, June 13, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in MR-5 (or Zoom)

Staff conversations:

  • Tuesday, June 18, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the TRLC (or Zoom)
  • Wednesday, June 19, 3:00 – 4:00 pm. In the TRLC (or Zoom) 

Student conversations will be scheduled in the fall term to ensure maximum participation.


Contact us

Submit any questions or feedback about the planning process to This email is monitored by the co-chairs of the Steering Committee. 

Steering Committee (as of May 22, 2024)

  • Dr. Michael Palladino, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Co-Chair
  • Dr. Peter Baratta, Chief Officer for Strategic Planning and Effectiveness, Co-Chair
  • Walead Abdrabouh, Director of Information Systems & Business Intelligence
  • Dr. Lee Bryant, Assistant Dean of the School of Health Sciences 
  • Dr. Christopher Catching, Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Juan Diego Chaparro Villarreal, Student Trustee, Board of Trustees
  • Christopher Connors, Director of Financial Aid
  • Dr. Keith Diener, Associate Professor of Business Studies, Public Law
  • Emari DiGiorgio, Professor of Writing & First-Year Studies, President of the Stockton Federation of Teachers (SFT)
  • Todd Doughty, Painter, Interim President of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE)
  • Dr. Ariane Hutchins-Newman, Associate Provost for Academic Success
  • Dr. Claudine Keenan, Interim Vice Provost & Tenured Professor of Instructional Technology
  • Hak Kim, Member of the Foundation Board of Directors
  • Dr. Michael Law, Associate Professor of Biology, President of the Faculty Senate
  • Dr. Ian Marshall, Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities
  • Dr. Amanda Norvell, Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Geoffrey Pettifer, Associate Vice President for University Relations and Marketing
  • Jennifer Potter, Vice President for Administration & Finance and Chief Financial Officer
  • Dr. Ashlee Roberts, Executive Director Student Affairs Strategic Planning and Initiatives
  • Andrea Sandoval, President of the Student Senate
  • Dr. Rose Scaffidi, Associate Professor of Nursing
  • Dr. James Shen, Professor of Communications
  • Dr. Sequetta Sweet, Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership
  • Dr. Fotios Tjoumakaris, Member of the Board of Trustees
  • Monica Viani, Assistant Supervisor, President of the Staff Senate 
  • Dr. Ramya Vijaya, Professor of Economics
  • Caree Wagner, Student Representative
  • Robert Wallace, Assistant Supervisor, President of the Communications Workers of America (CWA)

AASCU’s Strategic Plan Collaborative

Stockton is one of five institutions nationwide selected for the Strategic Plan Collaborative sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). This unique opportunity will allow our University to partner with AASCU to incorporate nationwide promising practices into our strategic planning process. More information will be available in the coming months.