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2016-17 Strategic Planning Process Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

In 2016-17 the Colorado College and Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center communities came together to develop an operational structure that achieves key community and Colorado College strategic objectives and the goal of a sustainable, ongoing commitment to community fine arts programming. This page is an online archive of that planning process.

The FAC Advisory Board, the Oversight Committee, the Strategic Planning Committee, and three subcommittees — Museum; Bemis School of Art; and Performing Arts — held outreach meetings, collected input and information, and then used that to identify goals and strategies.

In the process of developing the vision for the combined future of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and Colorado College, community input and engagement was actively encouraged. Total participation in the outreach and planning process included more than 3,000 comments and feedback from community members. During the course of community outreach and participation, three themes emerged: excellence, access, and collaboration.

“Excellence, Access, and Collaboration,” the strategic plan for the alliance between Colorado College and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, was unanimously approved by the Joint Board Oversight Committee on June 14 during Colorado College’s Board of Trustees meeting.


Alliance Goal

To develop the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College with an operational structure that achieves key community and Colorado College strategic objectives and the goal of a sustainable, ongoing commitment to community fine arts programming.

Mission of the CSFAC at CC

The mission of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College is primarily to support visual arts, performing arts, and arts education within the Colorado Springs community consistent with the current FAC mission while also supporting the educational role and mission of Colorado College. The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College will continue to provide innovative, educational and multidisciplinary arts experiences that elevate the individual spirit and inspire community vitality, building upon its history as a unique cultural pillar of the Rocky Mountain region.

Timeline

Updates

September-October 2016 – Community engagement

Scheduled listening sessions:

  • September 8 – 7:30-9 a.m. in the Fine Arts Center Music Room
  • September 14 – 4:30-6 p.m. in Colorado College’s Packard Performance Hall
  • September 26 – 7-8:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Music Room
  • October 3 – 5-6:30 p.m. in Colorado College's Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center

February 1, 2017 – Subcommittees draft program plans to be shared with the broader community

  • February 6 – 5:00-7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Music Room
  • February 9 – 3:00-5 p.m. in Colorado College’s Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center

March 15, 2017 – Subcommittees submit final program plans to the Strategic Planning Committee

April 2017 – Strategic Planning Committee shares the draft comprehensive plan with the broader community

May 1, 2017 – Strategic Planning Committee submits the final comprehensive plan to the Strategic Plan Oversight Committee

On or before June 30, 2017 – Strategic Plan Oversight Committee approves the plan

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Committees

Fine Arts Center Advisory Board

Charge

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College aims to be a national model of distinction for an arts center that joins with a college to serve the campus, the community, the region and the world. To achieve this aim, we must pursue the recommendations that make up our strategic plan; monitor progress and strengthen our approach when new opportunities are right; and engage—consistently and authentically—with both our local, national and global communities and with the college, constantly aware of how all these constituents and potential supporters perceive, use and value the opportunities we offer and how our programs, performances and events promote creativity, expand horizons and enrich lives. As an integral part of our leadership structure, the FAC Advisory Board is charged to oversee progress toward achieving the plan during our transition period that ends July 1, 2020, and after that to weigh in on changes to the plan as they are considered.

Members

David Birnbaum ’83
Co-CEO, Griffis Residential
Denver, CO

Ron Brasch
Mergers and Acquisitions Specialist, First Business Brokers
Colorado Springs, CO

Heather Carroll ’89
Executive Director and President, Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation
Colorado Springs, CO

Cynthia Chavez Lamar, Ph.D., ‘92
Assistant Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Alexandria, VA

Susan Edmondson
President and CEO, Colorado Springs Downtown Partnership
Colorado Springs, CO

Ben Harvey ’00
Wealth Management Advisor, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Colorado Springs, CO

Laura Hirschfield, M.F.A, ’86
Writer, Editor and Educator
Seattle, WA

David Kunstle, J.D.
Partner - Lewis, Roca, Rothgerber, Christie
Colorado Springs, CO

Anita Lane, M.D.
Physician, Touchstone Internal Medicine
Colorado Springs, CO

Martha Marzolf
Realtor/Broker Manager, RE/MAX Properties
Colorado Springs, CO

C.J. Moore
Public Affairs Director, Kaiser Permanente
Colorado Springs, CO

Ella Maria Ray, Ph.D., ’85
Associate Professor of African American Studies and Visual Anthropology
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Denver, CO

Blake Wilson P ’12
Co-owner, The Art Bank and Oriental Rug Center
Colorado Springs, CO

Shawn Womack, M.F.A.
Associate Professor and Chair of the Theatre and Dance Department
Colorado College
Colorado Springs, CO

Oversight Committee

Updates

Charge

To become familiar with the programmatic offerings of the FAC and arts programming at CC.  Seek input on the possible linkages between the FAC programs and CC programs.  Receive updates on the administrative efforts to bring the FAC operations into the college and provide advice and input on the process.  Provide appropriate input into the development of the CSFAC at CC Strategic Plan and approve the final plan by July 1, 2017.

Members

Colorado College Trustees:

  • Susie Burghart (Chair), Trustee, Sherman E. Smith Family Foundation, Community Volunteer
  • Mayss Al Alami, CC Student, Class of 2017
  • Neal Baer, Executive Producer, NBC-Universal TV
  • Heather Carroll, President, Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation
  • Jerome DeHerrera, General Counsel, Denver Public Schools
  • Manuel Martinez, Partner, Bryan Cave HRO
  • Tony Rosendo, Executive Director, Loo Family Foundation; Director, John E. and Margaret L. Lane Foundation
  • Bob Ross, President and CEO, Inasmuch Foundation

Fine Arts Center Trustees:

  • Kate Faricy, Community Volunteer
  • Cathy Holaday, The Broadmoor Galleries
  • David Kunstle, Partner, Lewis Roca Rothgerber
  • Becky Medved, Community Volunteer
  • Tom Naughton, Regional President, USBank
  • Jim Raughton, Community Volunteer
  • John Wilson, VP Business Development, Regional Business Alliance
  • Ann Winslow, Winslow BMW, Corporate Officer

Staffed by Colorado College’s Lyrae Williams, AVP for Institutional Planning & Effectiveness

Strategic Planning Committee

Updates

Charge

Coordinate the entire strategic planning process and provide guidance and resources as needed to the three subcommittees. Meet regularly and review the updates from the three subcommittees. Ensure ongoing communication is occurring to all constituents (Joint Board Oversight Committee, FAC, Colorado Springs community, and the CC community). Oversee the development and maintenance of a strategic planning website and conduct periodic environmental scans of communication effectiveness.  Upon receipt of the subcommittee program plans, develop the comprehensive plan for the CSFAC at CC by May 1, 2017 with final adoption by the Board Oversight Committee no later than July 1, 2017.  Enforce accountability to deadlines and plan the community listening sessions.

Membership

CSFAC at CC Strategic Planning Committee:

  • Jill Tiefenthaler (Chair), Colorado College President
  • Ron Brasch, CSFAC Board Chair, M&A Specialist, The FBB Group, Ltd.
  • Al Buettner, CSFAC Board Member, Community Volunteer
  • Susie Burghart, Member, Colorado College Board of Trustees
  • David Dahlin, President/CEO, CSFAC
  • Nechie Hall, Community Volunteer
  • Martha Marzolf, Real Estate/Community Volunteer
  • Robert Moore, Senior Vice President for Finance & Administration, Colorado College
  • Kris Stanec, Lecturer and Associate Director of Education Programs, Colorado College
  • Rebecca Tucker, Associate Professor of Art, Colorado College
  • Blake Wilson, Owner, The Art Bank
  • Shawn Womack, Associate Professor of Dance, Colorado College

Staffed by Colorado College’s Lyrae Williams, AVP for Institutional Planning & Effectiveness

Museum Subcommittee

Updates

Charge

Through extensive outreach that is well documented, identify strategic themes, goals and initiatives to develop and strengthen museum programming with an emphasis on implementing the CSFAC at CC mission. Implementation of approved recommendations will begin July 2017.

Guiding Questions

  • How can we make the most of the museum’s permanent collections?
  • How might programs of visiting exhibitions, scholars and artists be both educational and engaging, and best serve the museum’s values and mission?
  • What new initiatives can enhance both the FAC’s mission of serving the Colorado Spring community and CC’s academic mission?
  • How can we increase awareness of and use of the FAC museum in the CS and CC communities?
  • How can we broaden and enrich existing CC and FAC initiatives through collaboration?

Members

  • Rebecca Tucker (Co-chair), Associate Professor of Art, Colorado College
  • Blake Wilson (Co-chair), Owner, The Art Bank
  • Joy Armstrong, Acting Museum Director/Curator, CSFAC
  • Susan Edmondson, CEO, Downtown Partnership
  • Santiago Guerra (Spring 2017), Assistant Professor of Southwest Studies, Colorado College
  • Jane Hilberry, Professor of English, Colorado College
  • Jessica Hunter-Larsen, Curator of the IDEA Space, Colorado College
  • Mario Montaño, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Colorado College
  • Eric Perramond (Fall 2016), Associate Professor and Director of Southwest Studies, Colorado College
  • Annette Seagraves, Physician
  • Bruce Warren, Attorney/Community Volunteer

Staffed by Colorado College

Bemis School of Art Subcommittee

Updates

Charge

Through extensive outreach that is well documented, identify strategic themes, goals and initiatives to strengthen the art school’s programming with an emphasis on implementing the CSFAC at CC mission. In addition, the subcommittee will make recommendations for a facility plan for the Bemis School of Art. Implementation of approved recommendations will begin July 2018.

Guiding Questions

  • How can we enhance the mission of the school through collaborations with and the leveraging of CC’s Art and Education faculty as well as the student body?
  • How can we elevate awareness of and use of the art school in Colorado Springs?
  • How will these initiatives impact the current and future space for the school?

Members

  • Kris Stanec (Co-chair), Lecturer and Associate Director of Education Programs, Colorado College
  • Tara Thomas (Co-chair), Executive Director of Education, CSFAC
  • Tom Fleecs, Fine Arts Coordinator, D11
  • Kathy Giuffre, Professor of Sociology, Colorado College
  • Jean Gumpper, Artist/Visiting Professor of Art, Colorado College
  • Carlos Jimenez, Director of Admission-Recruitment and Outreach, Colorado College
  • Kate Leonard, Professor of Art, Colorado College
  • Jordan Radke, Assistant Director for the Collaborative for Community Engagement, Colorado College
  • Allison Scott, Director of Communications, The Broadmoor
  • David Siegel, Executive Director, Bee Vradenburg Foundation

Staffed by Colorado College

Performing Arts Subcommittee

Updates

Charge

Through extensive outreach that is well documented, identify strategic themes, goals and initiatives to strengthen the theatre’s programming with an emphasis on implementing the CSFAC at CC mission. Implementation of approved recommendations will begin July 2019.

Guiding Questions

  • How can we enhance the programming of the theatre through collaborations with CC students, faculty and staff, as well as current CC programs?
  • What new initiatives will enhance both the theatre’s mission of serving the community and CC’s academic mission?
  • How can we increase awareness of and attendance at theatre productions?
  • How can we build on relationships and partnerships with other theatre companies in the region to create a more vibrant arts community?

Members

  • Shawn Womack (Co-chair), Associate Professor of Dance, Colorado College
  • David Seals (Co-chair), Director of Client Development | TRG Arts
  • Amy Brooks, Tutt Library Special Collections Coordinator, Colorado College
  • Al Buettner, CSFAC Board Member, Community Volunteer
  • Sue Grace, Lecturer/Artist in Residence, Associate Chair of Music
  • Sally Hybl, Community Volunteer
  • Anita Lane, Physician
  • Scott Levy, Executive Director, Performing Arts & Producing Artistic Director, CSFAC
  • Tom Lindblade, Professor of Theatre, Colorado College
  • Libby Rittenberg, Retired Professor of Economics and Business, Colorado College

Staffed by Colorado College

Photos from the Planning Process

CSFAC at CC Strategic Planning Meeting
CSFAC at CC Strategic Planning Meeting
CSFAC at CC Strategic Planning Meeting
CSFAC at CC Strategic Planning Meeting
CSFAC at CC Strategic Planning Meeting
CSFAC at CC Strategic Planning Meeting
CSFAC at CC Open House
CSFAC at CC Open House
CSFAC at CC Listening Session
CSFAC at CC Listening Session
CSFAC at CC Listening Session
CSFAC at CC Listening Session
CSFAC Sparks Preschoolers' Imagination
CSFAC Sparks Preschoolers' Imagination
Tour of CSFAC Collection
Tour of CSFAC Collection
Tour of CSFAC Collection
Tour of CSFAC Collection
Young Professionals Fine Arts Center Exclusive
Young Professionals Fine Arts Center Exclusive
Young Professionals Fine Arts Center Exclusive
Young Professionals Fine Arts Center Exclusive