Dear Campus Community,
The Ithaca College Board of Trustees met last week, from Wednesday, October 23, through Friday, October 25. Trustees’ time on campus centered around the college’s strategic plan, Ithaca Forever. The board voted in June to approve the plan, and the bulk of our meetings last week was spent engaging with college leadership and members of the IC community to strategize approaches, philosophies, and next steps as we look toward this first year of implementation and think about how this plan will shape the college over the next five years.
Our time together couldn’t have started on a higher note. Before we began our formal meetings, board members joined students, faculty, staff, and members of the Ithaca community to officially launch Ithaca Forever at a fun and energetic party at Dillingham fountains. This was an inspiring event, and set a tone of excitement and activation for the rest of the week. Hats off to the committee that planned such a wonderful event and deep appreciation to the faculty, staff, and students who’ve stepped into leadership roles in bringing the first year of this plan to life — as co-chairs of individual goals or action groups and as members of action groups. Thank you.