Strategic plan update

A message from Dean Lloyd

Dean Jim Lloyd

Dean James W. Lloyd

As most of you know, we have been working since last fall to identify key directions for the future of our College. I wanted to take this opportunity to provide a brief update on our progress.

Starting in October, we reached out for input from many internal and external stakeholder groups, including faculty, staff, students, alumni, organized veterinary medical associations and others who have a strong interest in the success of the College. We sought measurable data from these groups through a series of survey questions, the results of which were then collated (with assistance from a consultant) and are now posted here on our website.

In addition, we conducted numerous forums, meetings, small group gatherings, and interviews to validate, complement, and complete the survey results. Subsequently, our executive leadership team held a retreat to sort through the data and pinpoint areas where we as a college can have the greatest impact as we move forward together. The strong consensus that emerged from all of these activities was that our vision for the UF CVM is to become a preeminent College of Veterinary Medicine in each of our core missions of teaching, research and clinical service.

Now we are in the next phase of the planning process, and are actively identifying, fine-tuning and focusing our priorities. These priorities will clearly become investments of time, resources and passion as we strive toward our vision of truly being recognized as preeminent in teaching, research, and clinical service. As we progress, we will strive to keep you both engaged and informed.

Once again, I appreciate all of your support and enthusiasm in this initiative. Because of the broad-based nature of this process, we all have a critical stake in the outcomes. Your participation and feedback continues to be vital for our success.

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions along the way. I look forward to working with all of you as we start to implement these plans.

Best Regards,

Jim Lloyd
Professor and Dean



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