Alumni Executive Council
St. Lawrence University
WHEREAS the Laurentian community of faculty, staff, students, trustees and alumni have collaborated to craft a Strategic Map to chart a course for St. Lawrence’s future; and
WHEREAS the Strategic Map has been shaped by discussions among these constituents, beginning in June 2009 as St. Lawrence welcomed a new president and faced the effects of the global recession, continuing through the academic years of 2009-10 and 2010-11 with faculty and staff collaborating to create strategies to address financial challenges; and
WHEREAS the Strategic Map, titled “The St. Lawrence Promise: A Lifelong Experience of Thoughtfulness” has been shared widely, including with the Alumni Executive Council, and has benefited from the wisdom and advice from Laurentians who care deeply for St. Lawrence; and
WHEREAS the Strategic Map’s plans to enhance alumni engagement with St. Lawrence through volunteerism and philanthropy affirm the mission and work of the Alumni Executive Council to leverage the essential resources our graduates bring to bear; and
WHEREAS the Board of Trustees has supported the process through which the Strategic Map was developed and has endorsed the vision for St. Lawrence the Map allows us all to understand;
Therefore, BE IT RESOLVED on this 23rd day of October in the year 2011 in Canton, New York, that the Alumni Executive Council adds its endorsement to the Strategic Map — and to the map’s call for institutional commitment to alumni engagement in particular — and offers its enthusiastic assistance to the President and the University’s senior staff as they begin identifying the resources, processes and plans for its implementation.