Ithaca College President Shirley M. Collado called on the campus community to get involved with the implementation of the “Ithaca Forever” strategic plan during the Fall 2019 All-College Gathering on Thursday, August 29, in Emerson Suites. The nine-goal strategic framework for IC’s future puts the student experience at the core of the college’s work.
Collado asked students, faculty and staff to think about the people who brought bold change to IC throughout the college’s 126-year history, such as the relocation of the campus from downtown Ithaca to South Hill or the diversification of the student body.
“In this moment, we are those people. In this moment, all of us in the room, we are the visionaries. We are the doers,” she said. “We are the ones who are going to build this piece of IC’s history.”
Collado thanked the community for its contributions to the strategic planning process and invited all to attend an open forum on the implementation of the plan on Tuesday, September 3, from 12:10-1:05 p.m. in Textor Hall 102.
“Make no mistake, this is a bold plan, and all of the members of this community — our faculty, our staff, our students, our local community members — will be involved in bringing it to life,” she said.