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Strategic Vision











We are leaders in research and provide an internationally top-rated liberal arts and sciences education. Our research leads to discovery that advances science and society while shaping our world for the better. And over the years we have invented new programs and approaches that are changing higher education, including UROP, the Comprehensive Studies Program, the Kessler Scholars, gamified lecture courses, and the LSA Opportunity Hub. We can be proud of our dedication to innovation and excellence. They are the products of creativity and careful planning—and, most importantly, of ideas from students, staff, faculty, and alumni alike. What can we create next? Join us so that we can shape a vision for LSA’s future together.

Dean Anne Curzan is hosting Community Conversations, where students, staff, and faculty will have a chance to share their experiences and ideas about LSA’s vision, mission, and core values. Have a say in how we can make LSA an even better place to learn, teach, work, and do research—and meet some new people and have a snack while you’re at it!

February 5, 10:00 - 11:30 am

Michigan Union, Anderson Room

February 6, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Michigan Union, Pendleton Room

February 7, 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Michigan Union, Anderson Room

There is no need to RSVP. Attend the session that works best for you, and bring a friend! We promise the conversations will be highly interactive—we want everyone’s voice to be heard.

The college’s new vision, mission, and values statements will serve as both valued guideposts and practical tools for setting goals and making decisions across LSA. Working together, we'll also begin to identify key strategic initiatives to advance the work of the College. The planning process is intended to be fun, engaging, and inclusive, so that we not only produce the vision, mission, and values statements, but also strengthen the sense of community and belonging across the college. 

The Strategic Planning effort is being guided by input and insights from across the college: 


Paul Barron

LSA Opportunity Hub Director of Learning, Data, and Assessment

Howie Brick

Professor and Louis Evans Chair of U.S. History

Kelly Campbell

Chief Administrator for Philosophy

Rosario Ceballo

Associate Dean for Social Sciences; Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies

Ed Cho

Lecturer IV of Economics

Monika Dressler

Director for Academic Technologies Services

RaShonda Flint

Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education and Student Academic Affairs

Jeff Hall

LSA Alum
Founder/President, Second to None

Amy Harris

Director of the Museum of Natural History

Xuming He

Chair and H.C. Carver Professor of Statistics

John Lofy

Director of Marketing and Communications

Brian Wang

LSA Student Government President and Undergraduate Student in Economics and Political Science





Use the form to share your thoughts on the questions below. Your input will be a valuable asset in shaping the strategic vision of the college.