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University of Idaho President Shares Updated Strategic Plan

University of IdahoFrom the Argonaut: “The University of Idaho is comprised of many students, faculty and staff with stories to tell, and President Chuck Staben said those stories are important to the success of the university… Staben spoke to UI community members Friday afternoon at the 2017 State of the University Address. Attendees filled the International Ballroom of the Pitman Center and some watched via live stream video to hear from Staben the progress of the strategic plan…. 

With the engagement initiative, Staben said enhancing enrollment in postsecondary education means taking innovative approaches. In conjunction with UI community-led projects, the university will continue to move forward with the state of Idaho’s Go On campaign and push for its own direct admissions program to bring more students to UI. As engagement and scholarships are on the rise, Staben said the administration’s focus on enrollment growth will remain at the forefront of the strategic plan.

Advising, one of the key services that will help this influx of students, will be conducted through the Starfish program — a centralized advising system. “Students have been very interested in centralizing services and this tells me they see this as a positive move.”

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