The Strategic Planning Committee would like to thank everyone who took the time to fill out the SWOT analysis survey. More than 400 people responded. The information gathered through the survey will help guide the strategic plan for the University. Below is a breakout of perceived strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.


The Strategic Planning Committee will continue to meet until early December when they plan to present a draft plan to the President and campus community. The SWOT analysis; MSUM’s heritage; and projected demographic, economic, political and employment trends have all been key elements considered during the planning process to create a strategic plan that is both aspirational and attainable.

The Committee members are:

Anne Blackhurst, Academic Affairs
Joshua Boschee, Office of Student Activities
Donna Brown, Diversity and Inclusion and Affirmative Action
Juan Cabanela, Physics and Astronomy
Jeremy Carney, Social Work
Corey Elmer, MSUM Alumni Foundation Board of Directors
Russel Ferguson, MSUM Student Senate
Colan (CT) Hanson, Mass Communications
Ryan Jackson, Music Industry
Bryan Kotta, Information Technology
Jan Mahoney, Finance and Administration
Michelle Malott, Social and Natural Sciences
Barbara Matthees, Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
Doug Peters, Athletics
Evelyn Quigley, MSUM Alumni Foundation Board of Directors
Diane Solinger, Enrollment Management
Stacy Voeller, University Studies
David Wahlberg, Marketing
Courtney Weatherhead, Marketing
Marsha Weber, Business and Industry
Deborah White, Sociology and Criminal Justice