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Father Pilarz Forum- an open discussion on strategic planning

MILWAUKEE(March 20, 2012) – MUSG presents the second Father Pilarz Forum on March 20, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the first floor lobby of the Alumni Memorial Union. This semester’s forum is a little different than last semester. The first portion of the forum will include an open discussion with Pilarz on strategic planning for the University. The discussion is similar to the discussions Pilarz has been holding with many areas of the University. Come participate in a discussion on strategic planning with Fr. Pilarz

In his Presidential Address, Pilarz stated, “We will never agree on our priorities, much less reach them, without a sound plan. So starting this semester we will begin having a more focused set of conversations that will help us identify themes that will serve as the cornerstones of the plan we build together — a university-wide strategic plan, a first in some time for our Marquette.”

In the journey to find Marquette’s plan, Pilarz is working to make all discussions and actions as open and transparent as possible.

Some of the questions that have been used to guide these discussions are as follows:

  • What makes this particular college or program distinctive or different from what’s happening at other universities?
  • What makes it uniquely Marquette?
  • How do you measure success at Marquette?
  • Which obstacles currently prevent us from achieving Marquette’s vision for transformational education?

Established in 1996, the president-student forum has been a long standing tradition at Marquette giving students the opportunity to speak directly to the University's senior administration with questions and concerns.

Come to the forum and participate in an open dialogue between students and Fr. Pilarz. Don't miss this unique opportunity to voice opinions, express concerns, and share ideas with University leadership. Make yourself heard on campus, and do not forget it is free and open to all students. For those who are unable to attend, but still have questions send your questions to either @MarquetteU or @MUSG on Twitter with the hashtag #MUprez. Time allowing, questions that have been tweeted will be asked at the end of the discussion.


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