Strategic Planning


Whittier College has embarked on a period of exploration and discovery that will lay an enduring foundation upon which the institution's future will be built. 

In the months ahead, a group of Whittier College students, faculty, and staff, will lead this effort in an inclusive, transparent, and consensus-building manner. 

Goals of Whittier's Strategic Plan

  • To guide the College’s priorities, resource development, and decisions about actions
  • To create meaningful opportunities to contribute by proactively soliciting participation – including from voices that have not historically been represented
  • To generate values and visions statements that provide structure for decision making
  • To include research on internal and external opportunities and challenges
  • To coordinate, inform, and be informed by other planning efforts
  • To develop a set of high-level strategic imperatives that will become topics for working groups
  • To produce goals, implementation plans, and assessment measures for the strategic imperatives
  • To build trust and collaboration as well as new ideas and a sense of optimism

Strategy Task Force

Contact the Strategy Task Force

Chair: Andy Wallis, Associate Dean of Academic Planning; Professor of French; Director of International Programs

Edna Becerra, Director of Marketing
Eric Boteilho ’98, Assistant Director of Enterprise Applications
Rock Carter ’89, Director of Athletics
José Estrada ’22, Student Representative
Katie Galvin- Šurbatović ’05, Business Development Manager, City of Whittier
Grace Hagan Martin ’22, Student Representative
Patti McCarthy, Assistant Professor of Theatre and Communication
Rebecca Overmyer-Velázquez, Professor of Sociology
Miguel Santana ’91, Chairman, Board of Trustees; President and CEO of Weingart Foundation
Ivannia Soto, Professor of Education and Child Development