Slippery Rock University Strategic Planning Committee
Thursday, February 15, 2007
University Club, North Hall, Slippery Rock Campus
President Robert M. Smith called the meeting to order and introduced Mr. F. Michael Langley, chief executive officer, Allegheny Conference on Community Development and its affiliates: Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, Pennsylvania Economy League-Western Divisions, and Pittsburgh Regional Alliance.
Under Mr. Langley’s leadership, these organizations work in collaboration to stimulate growth in southwestern Pennsylvania’s economy and improve its quality of life. The Allegheny Conference mobilizes community and private sector leaders to improve business climate and public policy based on the research work of the Economy League, the advocacy efforts of the Chamber of Commerce, and the marketing efforts of the Regional Alliance.
The Conference is a private sector leadership organization with over 300 Regional Investors. Regional Investors – all heads of our region’s employers – provide civic leadership to execute a focused agenda for regional improvement.
The circular model demonstrates how the Allegheny Conference and its Affiliates work together to improve and promote the region:
The result is a model for continuous improvement that leads to business development and improved quality of life in the Pittsburgh region.
The Allegheny Conference and its affiliates are focused on fulfilling a vision for southwestern Pennsylvania:
• Ensuring that competitive taxes, an affordable cost of living, and an understandable, responsive governmental and civic structure are available to all businesses and residents in the region
• Working with private- and public-sector entities to provide a sufficient supply of ready-to-go sites, buildings or other infrastructure for every business seeking to locate or expand in southwestern Pennsylvania
• Promoting southwestern Pennsylvania as a leading center for the development and commercialization of technology
• Implementing educational standards that will result in well-educated children throughout the region, and a community where prospective businesses will know they can access a literate and well-trained workforce
• Establishing the Pittsburgh region as a community where talented young people want to live and work because of its unique mix of opportunities for careers, community involvement, culture and recreation
Slippery Rock University plays an important role to stimulate the economy of the region by graduating productive, engaged citizens who are skilled and prepared to join the workforce. The Allegheny Conference strives to promote a competitive region and keep our graduates in Pennsylvania.
Top Employers in Butler County
|| Specialty Steel
||Butler Memorial Hospital
|| Health Care
|| Cellular Services
||Lutheran Senior LIfe
|| Health Care
||Mine Safety Appliances Company
|| Safety Equipment
||Concordia Lutheran Ministries
|| Health Care
||Penn United Technology
||US Investigations Services
|| Personnel Management Services
|| High-Tech Optics
Source: Community Development Corporation of Butler County
Last Updated: August 2, 2006
|2005 Population: 182,087|
|Total Number of Municipalities: 57|
|County Seat: Butler|
|Land Area (sq. mi.): 789|
|Water Area (sq. mi.): 6|
|2005 Population Density (people per mile): 230.8|
|2004 Birth Rate per 1,000: 11.3|
|2004 Death Rate per 1,000: 10.3|
|2004-2005 Elementary and Secondary School Enrollment:|
Elementary Total: 16,157
Secondary Total: 13,683
|2004-2005 High School Graduates:|
Mr. Langley ended his presentation by congratulating President Smith and the Strategic Planning Committee as we work through the steps to develop a future plan of action for Slippery Rock University.
Timeline of Activities for 2007
March 20 University Club 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
April 17 University Club 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
May 1 University Club 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
May 3 University Club 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Following a brief question and answer period, President Smith adjourned the meeting.
Next Meeting Date
The Strategic Planning Committee will meet Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 7:30 AM in the University Club of North Hall. Mr. Herb Carlson will present the SRU Facilities Master Plan and Ms. Deb Pincek will present the Food Services Facilities Master Plan.
Respectfully Submitted – Tina L. Moser