Announcement

New Associate Provost for Academic Planning

Category: Announcement

October 31, 2012
To:
All Faculty and Staff
From:
David Harris, Provost and Senior Vice President
Body:
The Provost's Office is delighted to announce that following a national search, we have named LouAnn Westall as Associate Provost of Academic Planning. As you know, Tufts recently launched a university-wide strategic planning initiative, Tufts: The Next 10 Years (T10). Our commitment is to a thorough, periodic process of identifying where Tufts hopes to be in the next ten years, and to understanding the type and level of resource commitments required to achieve our collective goals. Adding a permanent position in this area, as opposed to relying on consultants, is consistent with our long-term commitment to strategic planning.
LouAnn will have day-to-day responsibility for the T10 strategic planning effort and will be working directly with the steering committee, core committees, and the working groups.

LouAnn has experience in higher education and in academic healthcare designing and implementing strategic plans, new initiatives, and international collaborations. Before joining Tufts, she served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Strategy Implemented, Inc., and as a consultant with Huron Consulting, where she provided guidance to US-based medical centers and offered operational support related to strategic planning processes. Prior to her consulting career LouAnn held positions at Harvard University related to planning, alumni affairs and development and international initiatives. LouAnn received a Master of Business Administration degree from Anna Maria College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Worcester State University.

We greatly look forward to LouAnn contributing her expertise in strategic planning processes to the T10 project, and as we all work together to define the aspirational future of our great institution.

For more information about LouAnn Westall and the strategic planning initiative, please visit our T10 website: http://strategicplan.tufts.edu/.
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