WHEREAS, Winthrop has consistently followed a planning process set forth in the Winthrop University Vision of Distinction that sets forth its long-term goals, consistent with the values of the University, to direct the allocation of resources into annual initiatives; and

WHEREAS, it is appropriate and necessary to revisit and review such a document to ensure that it is remains accurate and that it properly reflects the progress made to date on its pronounced goals; and

WHEREAS, the Executive Officers and Executive Staff of the University have reviewed the Vision of Distinction in order to update it and ensure that it continues to represent an accurate and carefully articulated plan of action to maintain and enhance the program array, faculty and staff development, and technological infrastructure that will best serve Winthrop's needs; and

WHEREAS, the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees have reviewed the proposed Vision's goals and find them to be both appropriate and consistent with the goals and values defined in the Strategic Plan;

THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED by the Board of Trustees of Winthrop University that the Winthrop University Vision of Distinction 200405 be adopted as an annual work plan for the University.

November 12, 2004