Centennial Plan

The Future of Scripps:

When Scripps College was founded in 1926, it was one of few institutions in the West dedicated to educating women for professional careers as well as personal growth. Today, Scripps is a healthy, vibrant institution with a treasured legacy and a promising future. We value our thriving community of scholars who contribute to society through lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity.

Today we have the opportunity to reinforce our commitment to our legacy, our values, and our mission, while we look ahead to its future through the Scripps Centennial plan.

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Mission of the College

The mission of Scripps College is “to educate women to develop their intellects and talents through active participation in a community of scholars, so that as graduates they may contribute to society through public and private lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity.”

Message from the President

Among the charges assigned to me by the Board of Trustees upon my appointment as president of Scripps was the creation and adoption of a new strategic plan for the College. Community input was invaluable throughout the strategic planning process, and we have developed several opportunities for engagement and feedback as we think about Scripps’ evolution and future. Your ideas, observations, and perspectives are crucial to envisioning Scripps’ future, and I hope that you will take advantage of the many opportunities available to remain engaged as we implement the plan in the coming years.

President Lara Tiedens


Updates

May 1, 2019

Initiatives Status Update

Progress on several initiatives was shared by members of senior staff in spring 2019. Visit Centennial Plan Initiatives to view the most recent information.

January 25, 2019

President Introduces First Ten Initiatives

President Tiedens presented the first ten initiatives during an all-staff breakfast and later at an all-faculty meeting to share the Strategic Plan Committee’s progress and to build awareness of the new initiatives among Scripps community members.

January 17, 2019

Strategic Plan Shared with Scripps Community

President Lara Tiedens shared the Scripps Centennial Plan with the Scripps community.

October 6, 2018

Board Approves Strategic Plan

The Board of Trustees unanimously approved the full strategic plan.

April 26, 2018

Strategic Planning Update Meetings Held for Campus Community

President Lara Tiedens led two community sessions on April 13 and 16, where she brought everyone up-to-speed on the planning development to date and introduced faculty co-chairs of the four theme teams. Each professor provided highlights on their team's planning process to date, which included reviewing the data provided by the Scripps community last fall, team discussions on where there are ga...

November 14, 2017

Strategic Planning Team Advances Four Themes and Announces Co-chairs

The Strategic Planning Team reviewed input from the Scripps community, including feedback from the strategic planning workshops and results of the online survey, and is advancing four strategic themes.

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Centennial Plan Teams

Strategic Planning Committee

  • Chair
  • President Lara Tiedens
  • Vice Chair
  • Denise Nelson Nash '76, Vice President and Secretary of the Board of Trustees
  • Students
  • Chiugo Akujuobi '21
  • Faculty
  • Kimberly Drake, Director of the Writing Program and Associate
  • Professor of Writing
  • Jennifer Groscup, Associate Professor of Psychology
  • David Roselli, Associate Professor of Classics
  • Nathalie Rachlin, Professor of French Studies
  • Staff
  • Dean Calvo, Vice President, Business Affairs/Treasurer
  • Binti Harvey, Vice President for External Relations and Institutional Advancement
  • Jamilla Jamison, Director of Enrollment Strategies and Operations
  • Charlotte Johnson, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
  • Crystal Jones, Director of Development and Major Gifts
  • Corrina Lesser, Director of Public Events and Community Programs
  • Amy Marcus-Newhall, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty
  • Junelyn Peeples, Director of Assessment and Institutional Research
  • Victoria Romero, Vice President for Enrollment
  • Adrienne Gibson (2017-2018)
  • Lola Trafecanty (2017-2018)


Theme Teams

Inclusive Student Success

  • Co-chairs
  • Jennifer Groscup, Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Charlotte Johnson, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
  • Faculty Representatives
  • Myriam J.A. Chancy, Hartley Burr Alexander Chair in the Humanities
  • Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert, Associate Professor of Biology
  • Kevin Williamson, Assistant Professor of Dance
  • Staff/Student Representatives
  • Daniela Canas Baena '16, formerly Assistant Director of Scripps Communities of Resources and Empowerment
  • Neva Barker, Director of Study Abroad and Global Education
  • Mikaela Gallardo '19
  • Barbara Ko ’18

Innovative Learning Organization

  • Co-chairs
  • David Roselli, Associate Professor of Classics
  • Amy Marcus-Newhall, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty
  • Faculty Representatives
  • Marino Forlino, Assistant Professor of Italian
  • Hao Huang, Bessie and Cecil Frankel Chair in Music, Professor of Music
  • Staff/Student Representatives
  • Becky Ballinger, Faculty Administrative Assistant
  • Juliette Cagigas, Director of Foundation, Corporate and Government Relations
  • Bridget Pranzatelli ’18

Distinctive Identity

  • Co-chairs
  • Nathalie Rachlin, Professor of French
  • Binti Harvey, Vice President for External Relations and Institutional Advancement
  • Faculty Representatives
  • Mary Hatcher-Skeers, Sidney J. Weinberg, Jr. Chair in Natural Sciences, Professor of Chemistry
  • Nancy Macko, Mary W. Johnson Professorship in Teaching, Professor of Art
  • Staff/Student Representatives
  • Jennifer Berklas, Assistant Vice President, Human Capital & Risk Management
  • Jess Butler ’09, Director of Alumnae Engagement
  • Lyanne Dominguez, Lyanne Dominguez ’13, Assistant Director of Admission
  • Julia Kelly ’21

Mission Driven Outreach

  • Co-chairs
  • Kimberly Drake, Associate Professor of Writing
  • Denise Nelson Nash '76, Vice President and Secretary of the Board of Trustees
  • Faculty Representatives
  • Claudia Arteaga, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Latin American and Caribbean and Cultures
  • Kasper Kovitz, Assistant Professor of Art
  • Nancy Williams, Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • Staff Representatives
  • Roberto Escobar, Director, Scripps College Academy
  • Vicki Klopsch, Executive Director of Laspa Center for Leadership
  • Corrina Lesser, Director of Public Events and Community Programs

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