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Transformation Teams

Team No. 1


Adjust the financial assumptions used in developing the FY16 five-year financial plan and fiscal strategies used to manage the University’s resources

This team will look at possible strategies such as managing tuition increases but ensure new revenue targets are obtained through planned increases or enrollment growth/retention. The team is chaired by Joyce McConnell.

Team No. 2

Position management and authorization to fill vacant positions.

This team will review University positions including vacant positions, the University’s 9-month strategy and develop a position management tool to help manage personnel cost. This team is chaired by Russ Dean.

Team No. 3

Fully utilize available dollars in the WVU Foundation.

This team will review endowment funds supporting professorships, scholarships and other financial aid to more effectively utilize all sources of funds, as well as other growth strategies. This team is chaired by Liz Reynolds.

Team No. 4

Simplify and standardize business functions; reduce the cost of procuring goods and services; and curtail spending while improving services and quality.

This team will transform how goods and services are procured with more focus on strategic procurement. This team is chaired by Dan Durbin.

Team No. 5

Consolidate or coordinate student academic support services.

This team will coordinate implementation of strategies to support the goal of a 90 percent first year retention rate. This team is chaired by Louise Veselicky.

Team No. 6

Evaluate supervisor positions.

This team will examine the HR hierarchy system and improving supervisor skill levels. This team is chaired
by Cris DeBord.

Team No. 7

Generate new sources or expand existing revenues; review auxiliary business models.

This team will examine such strategies as generating ad revenue through new opportunities and expanding conference services. This team is chaired Rob Alsop.

Team No. 8

Assess if unit functions/tasks are needed to support the primary mission; assess how to begin and end new initiatives; increase overhead recovery; and reduce the cost of research.

This team will assess the Research Corporation’s five year financial plan and determine ways to reduce costs and increase revenue. This team is chaired by Fred King.

Team No. 9

Consolidate, coordinate or reduce the number of marketing, fund raising, event planning and corporate relations positions and/or events.

This team will gain an understanding of the cost to support the various functions and determine if opportunities exist to reduce costs and improve services. This team is chaired by Sharon Martin.

Team No. 10

Implement behavior-based utility management programs.

This team will work to educate the campus on utility costs and usage and explore opportunities to reduce usage and costs by changing how employees and the campus consumes utilities. This team is chaired by Randy Hudak.

Team No. 11

Transform the support of general education and improve quality measures; eliminate non productive courses and programs and improve the admission processes.

This team will review courses to improve student outcomes that address 21st century needs of graduates, as well re-engineer the admission processes, integrate technology and reduce non-productive tasks. This team is chaired by Sue Day-Perroots.

Team No. 12

Explore how graduate students are being funded, particularly through graduate assistantships and tuition waivers.

This team will propose changes in funding support for graduate students that will improve efficiencies and savings while supporting quality graduate education and maintaining the contributions of graduate students to the primary missions of the University. This team is chaired by Katherine Karraker.

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