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Strategic Planning: 2004-2011

Led by President Joyce F. Brown in 2004, the college community embarked upon a yearlong strategic planning process in order to explore key questions of institutional identity and frame a vision of the FIT of tomorrow. The project, called 2020: FIT at 75, Bringing the Future into Focus, promised to be both challenging and invigorating, and would provide a framework of goals and initiatives for the next ten to fifteen years.

Articulating that vision required an unprecedented amount of energy, imagination, and interaction from each facet of the college community. “I firmly believe that a strategic plan can only work when it is branded with the community stamp,” President Brown said. The process, which was facilitated by The Learning Alliance, stressed community-wide participation and communication and focused on identifying goals and initiatives to help FIT continue to fulfill its mission in a changing world.

This strategic planning process resulted in the establishment of five goals. In the intervening years, great strides have been made toward meeting each of these strategic goals. And, fundamental to this effort, is the understanding that strategic planning is an ongoing process that by its very nature is essentially free of fixed endpoints.

As a result, President Brown has initiated a new phase of strategic planning in order to revisit and refresh 2020: Bringing the Future into Focus and to review the college’s mission statement.

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