A new advisory committee will help guide the University of Guelph’s strategic renewal process.

Chaired by president Franco Vaccarino, the 35-member committee consists of faculty, staff, students, Board of Governors members, alumni and external representatives.

“The advisory committee is a group of very dedicated and passionate people who are invested in the University’s future,” Vaccarino said.

“I’m confident in their capacity to guide us forward in this important work, and I very much appreciate their willingness to contribute in this way.”

A list of committee members is available online.

Launched in September, the strategic renewal project is intended to help shape the University’s future over the next five to 10 years. The process is engaging people from on and off campus and will help renew a sense of institutional pride in the University community and its partners.

Phase 1 included formal and informal discussions and face-to-face meetings with students, faculty, staff and other stakeholders. A summary is now available online; review and comments are welcome.

During Phase 2, the advisory committee will work with the project management team to review information collected and begin exploring common themes. Together, they will consult with the community in developing a final set of recommendations.

More information about Phase 2 is available on the project’s website.