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Origin & Authorization

The Strategic Planning Process at Mississippi College was initiated in August 1994 with the establishment of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee (SPSC). The Committee was restructured in 1999, 2003, and 2009. (Description of changes in 2009) 


Committee membership is comprised of individuals who have an interest in planning issues at the university level and who bring experience and skill to the planning process.

Selection of Members

This Committee is a Presidentially appointed Committee. 


The chair of the committee is appointed by the President. 


The Strategic Planning Steering Committee (SPSC) directs the planning process. Major responsibilities are as follows: 

  1. To direct the overall strategic planning process at Mississippi College.
  2. To develop and update a mechanism for planning.
  3. To recommend institutional priorities and the resource allocations that accompany priorities to the President of the university. 
  4. To use appropriate data, both institutional and external, to make informed decisions. 
  5. To direct the flow of information from the steering committee to all departments and offices.

Sub-committees are responsible for generating objectives and action plans for improvement to the area they are assigned.  In addition, each sub-committee is responsible for feeding the needs of their respective area into the budget process.


The Committee reports directly to the President.