Events Monday, Jan 29 - Friday, Feb 23

Lesley 2030: Imagining Our Future

Marran Gallery, 34 Mellen St., Cambridge, MA 02138

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2018-01-29T05:00:00Z 2018-02-24T04:59:59Z UTC Lesley 2030 Imagining Our Future Help plan Lesley's future with the interactive installation on display at Marran Gallery. Marran Gallery, 34 Mellen St., Cambridge,, MA 02138
Collage of old and new Lesley photos

To augment the strategic planning work that has been completed during the fall and ground our work for the spring semester, we invite all Lesley community members to visit the Marran Gallery to engage with an interactive installation, Lesley 2030: Imagining Our Future. In this space, you will have the opportunity to view a timeline of Lesley University’s past and help shape our future by adding milestones that you believe could be achievable and significant in the years to come. You will also be able to view many thought-provoking statements and comments from Lesley community members that were shared during the envisioning sessions conducted during the fall semester. As you explore the displays, we encourage you to share your own feedback in the designated areas.

We have also scheduled a number of sessions for members of our community. These sessions are as follows:

All community members:
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 10–11:30 a.m., Marran Gallery, Doble Campus
Wednesday, Feb. 21 2–3:30 p.m., Marran Gallery, Doble Campus

Core faculty only:
Thursday, Feb. 1, 1:30–2:30 p.m., Alumni Hall, Doble Campus
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 10:30–11:30 a.m., University Hall Amphitheater, Porter Campus

All students:
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 5:30–6:30 p.m., Marran Gallery, Doble Campus
Thursday, Feb. 15, 12–1 p.m., Marran Gallery, Doble Campus


Background Context: 

Lesley University launched its strategic planning initiative, Lesley 2030, in the fall of 2017. Lesley 2030 is a community-wide process of envisioning what Lesley might look like ten years from now, defining a set of aspirational goals, and using those to develop a series of strategic plans to guide us in the years ahead. Our planning initiative launched in early October, and we spent much of the fall semester engaged in envisioning efforts. We began by imagining the world in 2030 in four broad areas: education, technology, societal/political, and industry/careers. Through a variety of open sessions, town halls, and meetings, our faculty, staff, students, and trustees explored what the world might look like and what the needs might be. We then used this work to begin to inform our focus on Lesley, a focus that we will continue to sharpen throughout the spring semester.

Office of Strategic Planning