Morgan State University Initiates Strategic Plan for Fall Operations
Eyeing Potential End or Continuation of COVID-19 Pandemic Mitigation, MSU Administration Unveils Planning Models and Expansion of Remote Learning/Instruction
BALTIMORE — Morgan State University (MSU) President David K. Wilson announced plans today to prepare the University for the challenges posed by the current COVID-19 crisis, and beyond. As public health and elected officials evaluate conditions and seek to make a determination regarding the potential continuation or conclusion of the measures taken to mitigate the pandemic, Morgan’s administration is strategically positioning the University to embrace either outcome. After weeks of strategy sessions with his cabinet, Wilson has taken actions to protect the University’s financial health throughout the crisis and has unveiled three potential planning models to guide operations in the fall. At the same time, Morgan is embracing the uncertainty of a post-COVID-19 higher education landscape, by further exploring a comprehensive expansion of remote learning/instruction.
Morgan State President David Wilson (Courtesy Photo/morgan.edu)
“For the past month or so, we’ve been keeping our eye toward the future and having very sobering discussions about this crisis. What we’ve learned will enable us to be a stronger, more dynamic institution going forward,” said President Wilson. “These are critical times for higher education, and sacrifices will have to be made by everyone until we find ourselves on the other side of this pandemic. Over the years, we have been deliberate and purposeful in our stewardship of the University’s budget and finances, however, the path forward leads to a significantly different business model and the implementation of progressive cost containment measures. Although this may appear to be a drastic deviation from business as usual, it is imperative for our continued momentum. And make no mistake about it, Morgan will continue to thrive.”
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