We are six months into Project SMU: Operational Excellence for the 2nd Century (OE2C) and work is on schedule. The insights revealed through this process will help SMU strengthen its economic vitality and academic mission with operational improvements and savings.
As we near the conclusion of the diagnostic phase and prepare for the design phase of the project, Julie Forrester, professor of law and former dean ad interim of Dedman School of Law, replaces Martin Sweidel as the OE2C project co-coordinator along with Bill Detwiler. She will serve as the academic liaison for day-to-day communications with Bain for the remainder of the project and will work closely with the executive and steering committees.
We are grateful to Dr. Forrester for her willingness to serve SMU in this capacity and wish Dr. Sweidel all the best in his new position at Goucher College.
The final diagnostic report will be shared with the SMU community by the end of October.