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Miami’s trustees approve promotion and tenure; next phase of strategic planning

New Master of Education, Counselor Education program approved, board increase, and MiamiTHRIVE update

Campus Announcements

Miami’s trustees approve promotion and tenure; next phase of strategic planning

The Miami University Board of Trustees approved the continuation of strategic planning and the tenure and/or promotion of 36 faculty members and eight librarians during its regular meeting on Feb. 23.

“It is a privilege to recognize these outstanding educators and scholars for their achievements and commitment to their disciplines,” said Elizabeth Mullenix, provost and executive vice president of academic affairs. “Their contributions in the classrooms, labs, and cross-disciplinary learning spaces are helping to develop the next generation of thought leaders and elevating Miami’s teacher-scholar model. I’m honored to work alongside them to advance our mission of student success.”

View the Miami news story, promotion and tenure granted to 44, for the complete list of those who received promotion and/or tenure.

Brent Shock, special assistant to the president for strategic planning, provided an update on the first phase of the strategic planning process of MiamiTHRIVE and the preliminary strategic direction for the University, which will guide the strategic planning process moving forward. The board approved a motion to direct President Gregory Crawford to begin the strategic planning process with MiamiTHRIVE phase 1 as the foundation and form working groups of faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders to evaluate and design strategic initiatives to strengthen Miami. 

“We are grateful to the approximately 400 Miamians who participated in this first phase of MiamiTHRIVE, which has yielded important data, analysis, ideas, and best practices that position us well for this next phase of strategic planning,” Board Chair Mary Schell said. “We believe that the strategic priorities identified in this recent phase will help set the University on a course to better meet the dynamic needs and interests of our students now and into the future. We are excited to continue working with President Crawford and our exceptional faculty, staff, and students to develop key strategic initiatives in alignment with these priorities.” 

The board bade farewell to outgoing trustees Sandra Drabik Collins, John Pascoe, and student trustee Jack Fazio with resolutions of appreciation. New board member Lisa Peterson, director of communications for Gov. Mike DeWine, and new student member Peyton B. Morrow begin their terms March 1. 

The trustees also:

  • Authorized an increase of 3.0% for residential and 3.0% for board costs for the fall 2024 cohort. Room rates will remain steady and will not increase with the fall 2024 cohort.

  • Approved the establishment of a Counselor Education, Master of Education program in the Department of Teaching, Curriculum, and Education within the College of Education, Health, and Society.
  • Approved one professor emeritus, one clinical lecturer emeritus, and two administrator emeritus/a status for retiring employees.

The next meeting of the Miami University Board of Trustees is scheduled for May 15-17.