President Andrew T. Hsu sent the following message to the College of Charleston community regarding virtual focus groups for the College’s ongoing strategic planning process:


Dear Campus Community:

Our strategic planning process continues to move forward. We are currently nearing the end of our intake process and will soon turn to the drafting of the strategic plan, which will be the work of our Steering Committee.

For those of you who have not had an opportunity to provide your thoughts on the College and our future, I invite you to participate in one of three virtual focus groups, which will be led by Blue Beyond.

The virtual focus groups will be:

  • Tuesday, November 5, from 8:45 to 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday, November 6, from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 7, from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.

The virtual focus groups will be just like the focus groups that were held on campus in September and earlier this month. Once you RSVP for a date and time slot, you will receive an email that provides you with the information on how to connect to the virtual focus group. We will be using Zoom as our meeting platform, which will allow members of our community to connect via computer audio or by calling into a telephone number. These virtual meetings will not require a web camera.

Please RSVP for a virtual focus group by emailing This will help us to accurately plan for the meetings and enable us to send out the meeting information to the people who want to be involved.

If you cannot attend a virtual focus group, but still have feedback you want to share, you can send your comments to Blue Beyond by using the comment box on the strategic planning website. Blue Beyond will add your comments to the database of themes to share with the Steering Committee.

Your input is critical to helping our Steering Committee develop our strategic plan. We hope you will share your thoughts with us, so we can develop a plan that is representative of our campus community.

For more information on our strategic planning process, please visit





Andrew T. Hsu, Ph.D.