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Genetics Faculty Strategic Planning Retreat
Genetics Faculty Strategic Planning Retreat 2023

On March 2, more than 50 faculty members from the Department of Genetics gathered at the North Carolina Botanical Gardens for an all-day strategic planning retreat.

Following introductions and icebreakers, Genetics chair Dr. Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena reviewed the prior 6.5 years of department achievements in faculty affairs, research productivity, education,  policy and process, service, and honors/awards.  The retreat featured sessions on “Mission and Branding”, “Succession Planning”, and “SWOT Analysis and Actionable Strategies”.  The feedback from the retreat will be utilized to build a five-year strategic plan.

The mission statement of the department was revised during a lively, iterative working session:  We advance fundamental, translational, and clinical research in genetics and genomics through innovation, education, and collaboration.