Marshall 20/20 moves forward with website, logo

Marshall2020LogoMarshall University’s strategic planning initiative is moving forward with a website and logo.

The website has been established at www.marshall.edu/2020. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to interact on the site’s discussion
list and to review documents in the file library.

“We want members of the Marshall community to begin going there to share their ideas and keep the momentum from the Oct. 11 meeting going,” said Matt Turner, chief of staff.

Members of the strategic planning group also can look to the site for updates and timelines on the action plan generated during the Oct. 11 meeting.

Right now, the site includes invitations for higher education forums to take place in Point Pleasant, Huntington and South Charleston; a draft of the internal communications plan; a list of the team members; a report on the Oct. 11 retreat; and a document containing “talking points” regarding the strategic planning process. All of those items may be found under the “File Library” tab.

The higher education forums, which will include members of the Legislature on the panels, are scheduled as follows:

  • 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at Marshall’s Mid-Ohio Valley Center in Point Pleasant
  • 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, in the Drinko Library Atrium on the Huntington campus
  • 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 in the Academic Center on the South Charleston campus.

To reserve a place in one of the forums, persons may call 304-696-3977 by Friday, Nov. 1.

The logo, which was designed by Printing Services, illustrates several of the important points about this planning process. The leaves are transparent, signifying transparency in the way we plan and budget. There are three leaves, signifying market, mission and margin, as well as growth. The hand signifies all groups working together to foster the growth. The shape of the hand suggests a green mountain with a river flowing next to it. And the name 20/20 signifies planning for the next several years as well as a clear vision for the future.