Our goal was to do a needs assessment survey within our Wichita community to help us design a strategic plan for the next 5 years. We hired a consultant, Dr. Cathy Perley, from Emporia University to help us design and do a needs assessment survey. We had 1295 surveys returned. Additionally, information was collected from 75 telephone surveys and 2 focus groups, all conducted by Dr. Perley. Dr. Perley evaluated and summarized the data collected from all of these events. She then wrote “Needs Assessment to Support Strategic Planning by the Via Christi Libraries; Consultant’s Report”, dated December 14, 2005. On that same date, she gave us copies of the report and the results were discussed as to what they might mean for the Libraries’ plans. After we reviewed the final report with Dr. Perley, we met during January, February and March of 2006 to write and finalize our 5 year strategic plan.
This strategic plan was presented to Larry Schumacher, President and CEO of the Via Christi Wichita Health Network, during a meeting on May 5, 2006.
The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.