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Published on March 18th, 2021 | by University Communications


Strategic Planning Committee convenes for Discovery 2027

The Strategic Planning Committee to assist in the creation of Discovery 2027 convened for its first planning meeting on March 19. The 21-member committee was appointed by members of the Senior Leadership Team and will be the key group to work with President Jeffrey Senese and university leadership officials to build the next strategic plan for Saint Leo.

This group includes broad membership of the university community from all constituencies. The group will meet through the summer of 2021, concluding with President Senese’s presentation of the Discovery 2027 plan to the Saint Leo University Board of Trustees. The Strategic Planning Committee will continue as a body throughout the implementation cycle of the plan.

The Saint Leo University community is encouraged to reach out to members of the committee to provide ideas and suggestions for the plan, and committee members are tasked with reporting to the faculty, staff, and students who are stakeholders, relevant to their appointment to the committee.

Committee members include:

  • Joshua Adams, faculty, Tapia College of Business
  • Patrick Sheridan, faculty, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Lisa Delgado-Brown, faculty, College of Education and Social Services
  • Maridelys Detres, faculty, College of Health Professions
  • Christine Picot, faculty, Tampa Center
  • Katrina Maxwell, faculty, Savannah Center
  • Carla Willis, vice president, University Advancement, Brand Marketing, and Communications
  • Melanie Storms, senior vice president
  • Susan Kinsella, dean, College of Education and Social Services
  • John View, board member
  • Joe McGee, board member
  • Susan Martin, staff, Department of Business Affairs
  • Michael Bailey, staff, Department of Student Affairs
  • Dawn Boltin, staff, Department of Athletics
  • Valerie Gold, staff, Charleston Education Center
  • Jessica Markham, center director, Lake City Education Center
  • Father Randall Meissen, University Ministry
  • Amber Loring ’06 ’07, alumna
  • Emelie Roberts, WorldWide student
  • Sofia Cabrera, Alex Joseph, and Khristian Parrish, University Campus students (rotating)
  • Community member, to be confirmed

For more information, contact Abigail Appleton, special assistant to the president at

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