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FLAA Strategic Planning Initiative


The Fordham Law Alumni Association Board of Directors has unanimously approved the Association's strategic plan, Fordham Law Rising. The three-year plan is designed to provide a framework for the Association's future and will focus on six key priorities: member services, organizational growth, student engagement, staff development, and financial security.

The Strategic Planning Initiative was launched in the summer of 2011. The process has been led by an Executive Committee composed of the following alumni:  Co-Chairs Hon. Loretta A. Preska ’73 and Jim Tolan ’62, as well as David Anders ’94, James Brown ’72, Mark Hyland ’80, Maura Monaghan ’96, and Mike Stanton ’86.

A comprehensive survey was sent to alumni in July, and an impressive 23% responded. In the fall, focus groups were hosted in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, D.C., Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco to gather additional insights and ideas.

In January 2012, the Association's Board of Directors held a strategic planning summit which led to specific task force committees being formed to further sharpen goals. These committees included membership, governance, engagement, development, communications and technology, and education/professional development.

Implementation of the plan will begin as early as this summer. The adoption of the plan is critical to the effort of making a storied organization even stronger. For the goals of the Association to be achieved, we need each member of the community to be active participants in its implementation.