October 10, 2003

Charles Harmon Director of University Relations

VSU 'University-Wide Planning' recognized by Board of Regents for'Best Practices'

Valdosta State University's "University-Wide Planning" effort has been recognized by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as one of the eight "best practices" in the entire University System. VSU was among the initial eight recipients of the University System's first "Best Practices Awards" recognized October 8 during the Board of Regents meeting, which was held on the VSU campus. The competition selected the eight winners out of 73 submissions from 22 institutions. The program is designed to help the state's 34 public colleges and universities become more efficient and effective in their operations.

VSU's "University-Wide Planning" program integrates strategic planning and budget priorities through a computer-based system that is linked to the Peoplesoft financial system. The program allows departments and units to develop budget projections consistent with the strategic planning goals of the university. VSU President Ronald M. Zaccari, Chief Planning Officer Dr. Marsha Krotseng, Interim Chief Information Officer Joe Newton, and Jason Gaskins of the Division of Information Technology received the award for VSU