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Campus Review
March 26, 2012
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Clayton State supporters who want to pur-
chase the special tag must fill out a spe-
cialty tag application form (MV-9C) and
submit the form and proper payment to
the Clayton State Foundation.
Information about the tag campaign may
be accessed via the Clayton State website
at The $25 payment
can be mailed to the Office of Alumni
Relations, 2000 Clayton State Boulevard,
Morrow, GA 302060 or can be made online
munity to express their support and a
sense of pride in the University. I can’t
wait until we meet the minimum number
of commitments for the license plates to
be manufactured.”
“I’m excited about the prospect of getting
a Clayton State license plate,” says Gid
Rowell, Clayton State Director of Alumni
Relations. “We have a number of alumni
who have expressed interest in having a
Clayton State plate, and I encourage them
to participate in the campaign and make
this happen. The sooner we receive the
1,000 commitments, the quicker that we
will be able to manufacture the license
In addition to the one-time $25 manufac-
turing fee, there is also an annual $35
charge when you renew your tag. These
fees are in addition to the regular license
plate fee, ad valorem tax, mailing fees or
penalties that may be due.
For more information and questions about
the specialty tag program, contact Rowell
at or (678) 466-
The committee met on January 31 and
divided its work into two phases. Phase I
determines the approach for data collec-
tion and analysis. This phase benefited
from excellent work by the staff of
Information Technology and Services
(ITS). In November, ITS created an inter-
nal analysis strengths, weaknesses, oppor-
tunities, and threats (SWOT) as they pre-
pared to align their planning with CSU’s
strategic goals. Their SWOT analysis
provided the committee with a deep
understanding the current status of IT
from a technical point-of-view.
In February, a survey of IT strengths,
weaknesses, opportunities and threats was
constructed to understand the status of IT
from the individual and organizational
point-of-view. More than 1300 students,
159 staff, and 115 faculty responded to the
survey which scored their impressions on
a number of IT issues as they affect learn-
ing and services that support learning.
Those same respondents answered open-
ended questions read by the committee to
identify themes to guide the new plan. In
March, the committee asked a number of
students, staff and faculty to participate in
focus groups. Those groups answered
more questions concerning the themes
identified in the survey responses.
The IT committee is now taking the data
from both activities to draft the baseline
analysis of information technology at
CSU. The committee will hear from the
CIO of the University System of Georgia
to understand how system plans will
affect IT on our campus. At the end of
April, Phase I of the planning process
concludes with the publication of the find-
ings of the data collection phase.
Phase II focuses on the drafting of the IT
strategic plan. Look for more details here in
“Campus Review,” and on the Strategic
Planning web pages near the end of April.
Strategic Planning
Committee Members
Carolina Amero
Ginny Bass
Rodger Bates
Dolores Cox
Jim Flowers
Deborah Gritzmacher
Chris Harvey
Tom Marshall
Katherine Ott
Richard Pearce Moses
Lila Roberts
Steven Smith
Sheryne Southard
Shannon Thomas
Leon Wheeler
John Bryan, Ex Officio
Tag, cont’d. from p. 2
Strategic Plan, cont’d. from p. 1