College of Charleston President Andrew T. Hsu shared the following message to the campus community regarding the upcoming forum on the College’s new strategic plan:

Dear Campus Community, 

Here’s a reminder regarding our upcoming virtual forum on our 10-year strategic plan, ‘Tradition and Transformation.’ 

In January, I sent invitations to a broad cross-section of our campus community asking individuals to serve on one of three steering committees tied to each of the plan’s three pillars. These steering committees will help drive the plan’s implementation. 

The pillars and their respective committee leaders are: 

  • Pillar 1: Student Experience and Success – Alicia Caudill, executive vice president for student affairs 
  • Pillar 2: Academic Distinction – Suzanne Austin, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost 
  • Pillar 3: Employee Experience and Success – John Loonan, executive vice president for business affairs and chief financial officer 

To provide more detail about the pillars, the committees and their charges, I invite the campus community to an upcoming virtual event.   

  • On Friday, February 5 at 1 p.m. (EST), we will hold a Strategic Plan Forum for the campus community. This forum will include presentations from the three pillar leaders listed above. We will also answer questions about the plan from students, faculty and staff. Use this link to join the forum on the Teams Live Event platform. (CofC credentials required)

You can view an overview of the Strategic Plan at this link. To submit a question in advance of the virtual Strategic Plan Forum (Friday, February 5, 2021), please send an email to

And don’t worry if you are unable to attend these events live. Both events will be recorded and made available for viewing later.  

In closing, I want to express my appreciation to the many people across campus and our greater CofC community who have played a role in developing this plan and helping chart a course that will carry the College of Charleston to new heights of excellence and distinction. 



Andrew T. Hsu, Ph.D.
College of Charleston