President Blake assembled a set of catalysts to lead the charge in our strategic planning process. Our integral teams include:

  Strategic Planning Leadership Team

Joan Pedro, Interim Dean and Professor in Curriculum and Instruction,
College of Education (co-chair)

Kevin Wooten, Faculty Chair and Professor of Management, College of Business (co-chair)

Steven Berberich, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Mark Denney, Vice President for Administration and Finance 

  Strategic Management Team

Ira Blake, President
Steven Berberich, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost 
De’Awn Bunch, Assoc. Vice President for Marketing and Communications
Mark Denney, Vice President for Administration and Finance
Kathy Dupree, Executive Director for Campus Operations, UHCL Pearland
Randy Garcia, UHCL Alumni Association President, ex-officio
Miguel Gonzalez, Dean, College of Science and Engineering
Aaron Hart, Vice President for Student Affairs
Heather Kanenberg, Associate Professor of Social Work, Faculty Senate President
Mark Lindemood
Brad McGonagle, Executive Director of Human Resources
Michael McMullen, Professor of Sociology
Evelyn Miralles, Assoc. Vice President for Strategic Information Initiatives and Technology
Joan Pedro, Interim Dean, College of Education
Scott Richardson, Chief Diversity Officer/Title IX Coordinator
Rick Short, Dean, College of Human Sciences and Humanities
Marilyn Sims, UHCL Distinguished Alumna
Joseph Staley, Vice President for University Advancement
Brian Stephens, Associate Professor of Biotechnology and Biology
Joyce Delores Taylor, Director of Internship Programs and Lecturer of Behavioral Science
Edward Waller, Dean, College of Business
Kevin Wooten, Faculty Chair and Professor of Management

  Theme Teams

Educational Achievement

  • Mohamed AbdelGilil
  • Missy Adkins
  • Kara Hadley-Shakya
  • Sharon Hall
  • Bryan Heard
  • Judith Marquez
  • Usha Mathew
  • Denise McDonald
  • Jordan Mitchell
  • Timothy Richardson
  • Wanalee Romero
  • Deja Sero
  • Patavia Whaley
  • Patricia Wilson

Inclusive Culture

  • Robert Bartch
  • Patrick Lawrence Cardenas
  • Erika De Leon
  • Anne Gessler
  • Stephanie Holleran
  • Lisa Jones
  • Kathryn Matthew
  • Vivienne McClendon
  • Marlene Richards
  • Abby Varela
  • Ashlyn Vaughn
  • Omah M. Williams-Duncan
Innovation Partners
  • William Amonette
  • Karen Barbier
  • Charles Crocker
  • Nancy Devino
  • Gigi Do
  • Ximena Flandes
  • George Guillen
  • Dorothy Kirkman
  • Lillian McEnery
  • Beth Merfish
  • Christine Paul
  • Michael Wetzel
  • Jane Wood
University Identity
  • Debra Carpenter
  • Patricia Cuchens
  • Eric Herrera
  • Rebecca Huss-Keeler
  • Angela Montelongo
  • Caylee Smith
  • Charlotte Tullos
  • Ishaw Unwala
  • Christopher Ward

(Theme teams are comprised of faculty, staff, students and alumni.)

  Strategic Planning Facilitation and Training Team
  • Robert Bartsch
  • Said Bettayeb
  • De’Awn Bunch
  • Dwayne Busby
  • Cindy Cook
  • Pat Cutchens
  • Kathy Dupree
  • Samuel Gladden
  • Usha Matthew
  • Vivienne McClendon
  • Lilian McEnery
  • Brad McGonagle
  • Mike McMullen
  • Joan Pedro
  • Ed Puckett
  • David Rachita
  • Timothy Richardson
  • Brian Stephens
  • Shreerekha Subramanian
  • Jana Willis

Key Steps

Elements of our process will continue to be refined as we gather feedback and outline our implementation plan.

  • Strategic Categories
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Strategic Themes
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Strategic Objectives 
  • Development of specific performance measures to support KPIs 
  • Review and Approval 
    • Shared Governance
    • Senior Leadership
    • Board of Regents

What is the Balanced Scorecard Institute?

The Balanced Scorecard Institute (BSI) is a Strategy Management Group company that provides consulting, training, and professional certification services to commercial, government, and non-profit organizations worldwide. BSI specializes in helping organizations:  

  • Become a high-performance organization
  • Increase focus on strategy and results
  • Prioritize projects & initiatives
  • Improve organizational performance by measuring what matters
  • Align the work people do on a day-to-day basis with organization vision and strategy
  • Improve communication of the organization’s vision and strategy
  • Transform the organization and build buy-in to change
  • Build complete strategic management systems

We selected BSI as our partner-in-planning to develop our strategic framework because of their award-winning methodology and 15-year track record of successfully improving organizational alignment. They have consulted a diverse group of organizations across multiple industries, have trained over 6,000 people in 80 countries, and have now certified over 2,000 balanced scorecard practitioners worldwide.