Planning Committees

Strategic Planning Committees

The strategic planning process at Creighton is designed to be richly collaborative and inclusive, and feature many voices across campus. Instrumental to this process are the President’s Planning Committee, Steering Committee, and Goal Teams.

President's Planning Committee

The purpose of the President’s Planning Committee is to assist the president in authoring and implementing a new strategic plan for the University, including developing themes, goals and tactics; establishing benchmarks to assess progress; and evaluating resources for realizing the new plan. The PPC members assist in developing a transparent and inclusive strategic planning process, and ensuring timely and meaningful communication to the University community. The strategic plan must embrace our Catholic and Jesuit mission; represent our impressive comprehensive academic profile; extend our presence locally, nationally and globally; focus on the student experience of learning and living at Creighton, including issues of affordability and access; be mindful of our stewardship of resources; and systematically integrate the University’s resources, campus master plan, operations, and academic planning.

PPC Members

KristieBriggs [at] creighton [dot] edu (Kristie Briggs), PhD
Heider College of Business
MaryChase [at] creighton [dot] edu (Mary Chase), EdD,  Chair
Enrollment Management
DanielHendrickson [at] creighton [dot] edu (Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson), SJ
Office of the President
GailJensen [at] creighton [dot] edu (Gail Jensen), PhD
Graduate School and College of Professional Studies
JanMadsen [at] creighton [dot] edu (Jan D. Madsen), CPA
Executive Vice President
tfmurray [at] creighton [dot] edu (Tom Murray), PhD
Office of the Provost

AnneOzar [at] creighton [dot] edu (Anne C. Ozar), PhD

College of Arts and Sciences

 

KristinaSimeone [at] creighton [dot] edu (Kristina Simeone), PhD
School of Medicine
TanyaWinegard [at] creighton [dot] edu (Tanya Winegard), PhD
Division of Student Life

Steering Committee

As a critical link between the strategic planning process and the University community at large, Steering Committee members were accountable for  regularly communicating the committee’s work back to their respective units, and bringing feedback and input from their peers to the committee. The Committee was composed of the PPC members and an array of faculty and staff members who represented a cross-section of the University community for the purpose of communicating and providing feedback about key elements of the planning process, as well as the plan’s themes and corresponding goals. On August 30, 2017, the Steering Committee last met and regular meetings are no longer scheduled, although Strategic Planning liaison work continues with the Creighton community.

Steering Committee Members

CortneyBauer [at] creighton [dot] edu (Cortney Bauer), MS
University Relations
BarronBreland [at] creighton [dot] edu (Barron Breland), DM
College of Arts and Sciences
KristieBriggs [at] creighton [dot] edu (Kristie Briggs), PhD
Heider College of Business
dburkey [at] creighton [dot] edu (Dan Burkey)
Division of Operations
MaryChase [at] creighton [dot] edu (Mary Chase), EdD
Enrollment Management, Chair
lbchipps [at] creighton [dot] edu (Lisa Chipps), MS
Athletics
RebeccaDavis12 [at] creighton [dot] edu (Becky Davis), DNP
College of Nursing
JosephEcklund [at] creighton [dot] edu (Joe Ecklund), PhD
Creighton EDGE
HeatherFryer [at] creighton [dot] edu (Heather Fryer), PhD
College of Arts and Sciences
JessicaHeller [at] creighton [dot] edu (Jessica Heller)

Facilities Management

DanielHendrickson [at] creighton [dot] edu (Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson), SJ
Office of the President
PamelaHopkins [at] creighton [dot] edu (Pam Hopkins)
Office of the Provost
GailJensen [at] creighton [dot] edu (Gail Jensen), PhD
Graduate School and College of Professional Studies
AnnMausbach [at] creighton [dot] edu (Ann Mausbach), PhD

College of Arts and Sciences

KimMcFarland [at] creighton [dot] edu (Kim McFarland), DDS
School of Dentistry
MikeMiller [at] creighton [dot] edu (Michael Miller), EdD

Graduate School and College of Professional Studies

tfmurray [at] creighton [dot] edu (Tom Murray), PhD
Office of the Provost
SusanNaatz [at] creighton [dot] edu (Susan Naatz)
Division of Mission and Ministry
KirkPeck [at] creighton [dot] edu (Kirk Peck), PhD
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
DavidRamcharan1 [at] creighton [dot] edu (David Ramcharan), PhD
Division of Information Technology
mreedy [at] creighton [dot] edu (Mark Reedy), PhD

College of Arts and Sciences

SueSelde [at] creighton [dot] edu (Sue Selde), MS
College of Nursing
KristinaSimeone [at] creighton [dot] edu (Kristina Simeone), PhD
School of Medicine
jksoukup [at] creighton [dot] edu (Juliane Strauss-Soukup), PhD

College of Arts and Sciences

TheresaThurin [at] creighton [dot] edu (Theresa Thurin)
School of Medicine
JustinTolman [at] creighton [dot] edu (Justin Tolman), PhD
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
AngieWayman [at] creighton [dot] edu (Angie Wayman)
Heider College of Business
TanyaWinegard [at] creighton [dot] edu (Tanya Winegard), PhD
Division of Student Life

Goal Teams

Goal Stewards are leaders of work groups assigned accountability for executing, implementing and achieving the goals and associated tactics in the University’s strategic plan.

Goal Work Group Members worked under the leadership of the goal stewards to develop goals and associated tactics in the University’s strategic plan.

Implementation Team members selected by Goal Stewards assist with implementation of tactics.

Names of Goal Team members are listed below by goal.

GOAL: Academic Health System Excellence

Theme: Achieving Academic Excellence

Goal Stewards:

  • Robert Dunlay, MD, School of Medicine
  • Tom Svolos, MD, School of Medicine
     

Goal Work Group Members:

  • Laurie Baedke, MS, Heider College of Business
  • Cindy Costanzo, PhD, Graduate School
  • Tom Lenz, PharmD, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
  • Mike Monaghan, PharmD, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
  • Tom Murray, PhD, Office of the Provost
  • James Rodenbiker, MSW, School of Medicine
     

Implementation Team Members:

  • Laurie Baedke, Heider College of Business
  • Cindy Costanzo, PhD, Graduate School
  • Kelly K. Dineen, PhD, School of Law  
  • Kevin Estep, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Gail M. Jensen, PhD, Graduate School and College of Professional Studies
  • Kim McFarland, DDS, School of Dentistry
  • Michael S. Monaghan, PhD, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
  • Ray Stoupa, School of Medicine
  • Michael D. White, MD, School of Medicine

GOAL: Arizona Health Education Alliance and Health Sciences Campus Vision

Theme: Achieving Academic Excellence

Goal Stewards:

  • Dale Davenport, MHSA, School of Medicine
  • Catherine Todero, PhD, College of Nursing
     

Goal Work Group Members:

  • Jim Berscheidt, MS, University Communications and Marketing
  • Chris Bradberry, PharmD, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
  • Dan Burkey, Division of Operations
  • Robert Dunlay, MD, School of Medicine
  • Gail Jensen, PhD, Graduate School and College of Professional Studies
  • Tom Murray, PhD, Office of the Provost
  • Joann Porter, MD, School of Medicine
  • John Wilhelm, Division of Operations
     

Implementation Team Members:

  • Janel Allen, Human Resources
  • Jim Berscheidt, University Communications and Marketing
  • Tim L. Brooks, Division of Information Technology and Library Services
  • Tricia Brundo Sharrar, JD, Office of the Provost
  • Jacqueline A. Chadwick, MD, School of Medicine
  • Robert Dunlay, MD, School of Medicine
  • Andrea M. Jahn, JD, Office of the General Counsel
  • Gail M. Jensen, PhD, Graduate School and College of Professional Studies
  • Thomas F. Murray, PhD, Office of the Provost
  • JoAnn L. Porter, MD, School of Medicine
  • Ray Stoupa, School of Medicine

 

GOAL: Diversity and Inclusion

Theme: Thriving in our Mission

Goal Stewards:

  • Michele K. Bogard, PhD, Division of Student Life
  • Christopher M. Whitt, PhD, Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
     

Goal Work Group Members:

  • Janel Allen, Human Resources
  • Shirley Blanchard, PhD, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
  • Taylor Keen, MBA, Heider College of Business
  • Mariana Miller, MA, Graduate School and College of Professional Studies
  • Erika Moreno, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Susan Coyle Naatz, Division of Mission and Ministry
  • Becky Nickerson, MS, Division of Student Life
  • Renzo Rosales, PhD, SJ, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Palma Strand, JD, Graduate School
  • Kelly Tadeo-Orbik, Schlegel Center For Service And Justice
  • Shavonne Washington Krauth, MA, School of Medicine
     

    Implementation Team Members:

    Diversifying Our University Community

    • Janel Allen, Human Resources
    • Randi Bibins-Clark, Creighton EDGE
    • Shirley Blanchard, OTD, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
    • Krystal Boose, Educational Opportunity Programs
    • John Gallion, Educational Opportunity Programs
    • Len Gordy, Athletics
    • Kyle Lierk, Division of Mission and Ministry
    • Marianna Miller, Graduate School
    • Sarah Richardson, Enrollment Management
    • Chris Rodgers, University Communications and Marketing
    • Sarah Singletary Walker, PhD, Heider College of Business
       

    Inclusive Excellence Dissertation Fellowship/Post Doc Program

    • Kathy Gonzales, PhD, Graduate School
    • Barb Harris, PhD, School of Dentistry
    • LaShaune Johnson, PhD, Graduate School
    • Guy McHendry, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Regina Taylor, PhD, Heider College of Business
    • Karen Thurber, Educational Opportunity Programs
       

    Inclusive Excellence Grant

    • Jacqueline N. Font-Guzmán, JD, Graduate School
    • Erika Kirby, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Melissa Martinez, Human Resources
    • Ryan McLaughlin, Educational Opportunity Programs
    • Erika Moreno, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Jill Muegge, Global Engagement Office
    • Will Solomon, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Kelly Tadeo-Orbik, Schlegel Center for Service and Justice
    • Mervyn Vasser, Multicultural and Community Affairs
       

    Inclusive Excellence Leadership Academy

    • Lydia Cooper, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Max Engel, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Taylor Keen, Heider College of Business
    • Becky Nickerson, Creighton Intercultural Center
    • Larissa Sanon, Multicultural and Community Affairs
    • Chris Stanczak, Human Resources
    • Allison Taylor, Office of Equity and Inclusion
    • Beth Thomas, Human Resources
    • Shavonne Washington-Krauth, School of Medicine
       

    Financial Representative

    • Tara McGuire, Division of Finance
       

    GOAL: Global Partnerships

    Theme: Engaging the World

    ​Goal Stewards:

    • Thomas Kelly, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • René Padilla, PhD, Global Engagement Office
       

    Goal Work Group Members:

    • Michele Bogard, PhD, Division of Student Life
    • Ryan Cameron, Division of Information Technology
    • Jay Carney, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Caron Gray, MD, School of Medicine
    • Megan Mankerian, MS, Enrollment Management
    • Andrea Montoya, JD, Mission and Ministry
    • Jennifer Moss Breen, PhD, Graduate School
    • Rebecca Murray, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Ravi Nath, PhD, Heider College of Business
    • Angela Patterson, OTD, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
    • Nancy Shirley, PhD, College of Nursing
    • Steve Sieberson, JD, School of Law
    • Theresa Townley, MD, School of Medicine
       

    Implementation Team Members:

    • Vicki Bautista, Graduate School 
    • Belyna Bentlage, Office of Sustainability
    • Michele K. Bogard, PhD, Division of Student Life
    • Ryan Cameron, EdD, Division of Information Technology and Library Services
    • Jay Carney, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Joy Doll, OTD, Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research
    • Jacqueline N. Font-Guzmán, JD, Graduate School
    • Lucy Hancock, Global Engagement Office
    • Laura L. Heinemann, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Robert Johnson, Division of Student Life
    • Jay Leighter, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Megan Mankerian-Stem, Enrollment Management
    • Tara McGuire, Division of Finance
    • Richard W. Miller, II, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Erika Moreno, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Keli Mu, PhD, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
    • Rebecca K. Murray, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Tami Renner, Global Engagement Office
    • Kristen Roppolo, Division of Student Life
    • Beth Samson, Division of Mission and Ministry
    • Stephen C. Sieberson, PhD, School of Law  
    • Mary Ann Vinton, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences

    GOAL: Interprofessional Education and Creighton Collaborative Care

    Theme: Creating Our Learning Environment

    Goal Stewards:

    • Joy Doll, OTD, Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research
    • Michael D. White, MD, School of Medicine
       

    Goal Work Group Members:

    • Kimberly Beran-Shepler, DPT, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
    • Tom Guck, PhD, School of Medicine
    • Michael G. Miller, EdD, Graduate School and College of Professional Studies
    • Michael S. Monaghan, PharmD, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
    • Meghan Potthoff, PhD, College of Nursing
    • Jayne Schram, University Relations
    • Stephane P. VanderMeulen, School of Medicine
    • John Wilhelm, Administration Division
       

    Implementation Team Members:

    • Christie Abdul-Greene, CHI Health
    • Kimberly Beran-Shepler, DPT, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
    • Kevin Carritt, Emergency Medical Services
    • Shawn M. Cook, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
    • Cindy Costanzo, PhD, Graduate School
    • JoAnn Crinklaw, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
    • Todd DeFreece, JD, CHI Health
    • Timothy M. Durham, DDS, School of Dentistry
    • Kristi Freese, School of Dentistry
    • Kevin T. Fuji, PharmD, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
    • Thomas P. Guck, PhD, School of Medicine
    • Gail M. Jensen, PhD, Graduate School and College of Professional Studies
    • Ted Kaufman, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
    • William P. Kelsey, DDS, School of Dentistry
    • Mary Kunes-Connell, PhD, College of Nursing
    • Joan M. Lappe, PhD, College of Nursing
    • Amy Lounsberry, Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research
    • Anna Maio, MD, School of Medicine
    • Julie Manz, PhD, College of Nursing
    • Kate Martens Stricklett, Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research
    • Michael G. Miller, EdD, Graduate School and College of Professional Studies
    • Michael S. Monaghan, PharmD, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
    • Kathryn Onorato, Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research
    • Katie Packard, PharmD, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
    • Meghan Potthoff, PhD, College of Nursing
    • Paul L. Price, PharmD, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
    • James Rodenbiker, School of Medicine
    • Derek M. Scott, Facilities Management
    • Stephane P. VanderMeulen, School of Medicine
    • Ryan W. Walters, PhD, School of Medicine

    GOAL: Leading with the Liberal Arts

    Theme: Achieving Academic Excellence

    Goal Stewards:

    • Gintaras Duda, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Bridget M. Keegan, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Tracy N. Leavelle, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
       

    Goal Work Group Members:

    • Joe Bezousek, Enrollment Management
    • John Darwin, Office of the President
    • Cody Fuchtman, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Andrew Gustafson, PhD, Heider College of Business
    • Amy Haddad, PhD, Center for Health Policy and Ethics
    • Mark Latta, DMD, School of Dentistry
    • Tracy Leavelle, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Jose McClanahan, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Patrick Murray, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Peter Nguyen, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Mackenzie Taylor, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Charles Youngblood, MD, School of Medicine
       

    Implementation Team Members:

    • Charise Alexander Adams, Kingfisher Institute for the Liberal Arts and Professions
    • Naser Z. Alsharif, PhD, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
    • Matthew K. Averett, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Jim Bothmer, Division of Information Technology and Library Services
    • Barron Breland, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Helen S. Chapple, PhD, College of Nursing
    • Lydia Cooper, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Joy Doll, OTD, Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research
    • Jacqueline N. Font-Guzmán, JD, Graduate School
    • Kevin M. Graham, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Jeffrey Hause, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Andrew J. Hogan, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Erika L. Kirby, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Mark A. Latta, DMD, School of Dentistry
    • Tracy N. Leavelle, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Amanda McHendry, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Guy McHendry, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Catherine Medici-Thiemann, Global Engagement Office
    • Trey Moody, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Patrick Murray, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Rebecca K. Murray, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Anne C. Ozar, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Nicole Piemonte, PhD, School of Medicine
    • Matthew L. Reznicek, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Katie Rinkol, Division of Finance
    • John R. Stone, PhD, Graduate School
    • Palma Strand, JD, Graduate School
    • Thomas M. Svolos, MD, School of Medicine
    • Erin Walcek Averett, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Christopher M. Whitt, PhD, Vice Provost for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion

     

    Goal: Living Our Mission

    Theme: Thriving in Our Mission

    Goal Stewards:

    • Molly Billings, Human Resources
    • Eileen C. Burke-Sullivan, STD, Division of Mission and Ministry
       

    Goal Work Group Members:

    • Katie M. Christenson, Enrollment Management
    • Mike Donner, Division of Information Technology 
    • Kathleen Flecky, OTD, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
    • Kelly A. Gould, School of Dentistry 
    • John J. Jesse III, Division of Finance 
    • Joey Kimes, Division of Student Life
    • Erika Kirby, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
       

    Implementation Team Members:

    • Sheri Bacon, Division of Finance
    • Sara E. Banzhaf, DNP, College of Nursing
    • Belyna Bentlage, Office of Sustainability
    • Katie M. Christenson, Enrollment Management
    • Daniel R. DiLeo, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Dawn M. Irlbeck, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • John J. Jesse III, Division of Finance
    • Liz Keyes, Division of Finance
    • Erika L. Kirby, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Carol Krajicek, Division of Mission and Ministry
    • Jay Leighter, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Susan Naatz, Division of Mission and Ministry
    • Mike Poma, Division of Information Technology and Library Services
    • Ken Reed-Bouley, Schlegel Center for Service and Justice
    • Daniel Walsh, Global Engagement Office

    GOAL: Professional & Corporate Partnerships

    Theme: Engaging the World

    Goal Stewards:

    • Tricia Brundo Sharrar, JD, Office of the Provost
    • Todd Darnold, PhD, Heider College of Business
    • Tony Hendrickson, PhD, Heider College of Business
    • Mark P. Turner, MSEd, Business Office and Office of Military and Veteran Affairs
       

    Goal Work Group Members:

    • Jennifer Austin, Office of Military and Veteran Affairs
    • Mark Burgers, Division of Athletics
    • Ryan Cameron, Division of Information Technology
    • Jeremy Fisher, MBA, Creighton Career Center
    • Maureen Holstein, Division of Operations
    • Andy Kammerer, University Relations
    • Mary Kunes-Connell, PhD, College of Nursing
    • Rebecca Murray, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Katie Rinkol, Office of the Provost
       

    Implementation Team Members:

    • Timothy Callahan, Division of Athletics
    • Ryan Cameron, EdD, Division of Information Technology and Library Services
    • Cindy Costanzo, PhD, Graduate School
    • Jeremy Fisher, John P. Fahey Career Center
    • Shannon Johnson, University Communications and Marketing
    • Andy Kammerer, University Relations
    • René Padilla, PhD, Global Engagement Office
    • David J. Ramcharan, PhD, Division of Information Technology and Library Services
    • Katie Rinkol, Division of Finance
    • Thomas M. Svolos, MD, School of Medicine
    • Kari Watts, University Communications and Marketing