February 6, 2014
Dear Campus Community:
Today we continue our retrenchment process with the publication of a preliminary plan. The publication initiates the third comment period stipulated in the faculty union contract. After this comment period ends on March 6, 2014, we will publish the final version of the plan.
I realize this is a difficult time on campus. However, as I have repeated over the past weeks, the process lays a positive groundwork for SOU as we refine our focus and address fiscal issues. This preliminary document is only one part of a larger planning process. Many people have contributed to the data gathering, analyses of national models for efficiency and organization, implementation of best practices in the curriculum, and reorganization of key areas and offices that are helping to create financial sustainability and effective management for our university.
I ask again that we all work together through this process and remain positive in our service to SOU. Thank you for your patience, your creativity, and your openness to change.
Mary Cullinan, President
Southern Oregon University