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A Message from the Vice President for Administration & Finance

March 14, 2019


Josee LarochelleI enjoyed seeing many of you at last week’s Administration and Finance Divisional Meeting. For those who attended, I hope that you walked away with a better understanding of the ambitious work occurring across our division and looking forward to our future events.

If you were unable to attend, we shared important upcoming divisional events and initiatives, provided an update on major capital and construction projects, and shared information on the achievements from our 2018-2019 Strategic Plan. I encourage you to review the presentation to learn more.

I have also summarized highlights and resources below:

Capital and Construction Projects

We continue to improve the Plattsburgh experience through investment in capital and construction projects and the planned renovation of Memorial Hall is no exception.

Examples of 2018-2019 Strategic Plan Achievements

Morale and Teambuilding- The revival of the division-wide Summer Picnic and Retreat! Hosting division-wide meetings and the announcement of the A&F Excellence in Service Award. (Nominations due March 15, 2019)

Retention and Staff Development - A formal on-boarding process for new employees with periodic follow up.

Cost Savings and Efficiencies - Based on the ideas and contributions of our campus community, the team worked with other campus stakeholders and has currently identified $90,000 in cost savings!

Communication - The Website Redesign project is on track for a July 1, 2019 launch date. New features that are currently available include division news and events page, and division calendar.

Holding regular meetings is part of our strategic plan to keep you better informed about the good work that is occurring in our division.  We encourage you to complete our meeting evaluation survey. No personally identifiable information will be collected and the results will be shared with the Teambuilding and Morale Team to help us improve future programs.

I hope you will join us at our next divisional meeting in Fall 2019.

See you then, Josee

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