Workshop Leader and Keynote Dr. Jacquelyn Elliot presents…

Developing and Managing Effective Strategic Plans Workshop

This workshop will feature the expertise of Dr. Jacquelyn Elliot, an accomplished expert in comprehensive strategic planning. Dr. Elliot will lead us through a combination of lecture and hands-on activities designed to teach us how to develop and manage effective strategic plans for complex organizations.

Expertise in Strategic Management as a Path for Personal and Career Growth

Imagine the result of expanding your influence as a strategic thought leader. How can we position ourselves for that next career step? In this keynote presentation, Dr. Elliot will share her insights on how to leverage expertise in strategic management to continue growing your career.

About Dr. Elliot

Dr.Jacquelyn Elliot

Dr. Jacquelyn Elliott is the ninth President of Central Arizona College, where she assumed the role in July 2016. Prior to her arrival at Central Arizona College, Dr. Elliott served as the third and first-ever female President of North Arkansas College (Northark) from 2011 to 2016. During Dr. Elliott’s tenure, she led the development of the college’s comprehensive strategic plan and implemented the first academic, facility, and information technology master plans for the institution. The planning model she developed, which Northark uses to advance improvement, has been patented and trademarked.

Dr. Elliott changed Northark’s history by creating the first Vision Statement, Inclusion Statement and Institutional Values, and by changing the college’s governance structure and culture.


Under Dr. Elliot’s leadership, Northark:

  • Expanded its programs by offering its first completely online degrees;
  • Expanded its facilities to include a state-of-the-art science building, public safety department, high-tunnel, and greenhouse;
  • Became the first Arkansas college to be accepted as a member of the Continuous Quality Improvement Network (CQIN);
  • Was awarded the 2016 Arkansas Governor’s Quality Award for Performance Excellence, becoming the first Arkansas college in history presented with this honor;
  • Was named a Family Friendly Institution by the Governor of Arkansas; and
  • Was selected as The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Great Colleges to Work For.

Prior to joining Northark, Dr. Elliott served as Vice President for Student Affairs at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. Dr. Elliott has served in various Student Affairs leadership roles at Barton College in Kansas, Creighton University in Nebraska, and Highland Community College in Kansas.

Nationally, Dr. Elliott serves on the Board of Trustees for the Higher Learning Commission, Executive Committee for the CQIN, and as past president of the North Central Council for Two-Year Colleges. In Arkansas, Dr. Elliott served as Co-Chair for the Executive Council of Arkansas President’s and Chancellor’s Association. Dr. Elliott has served as a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission and as an examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award program.

Dr. Elliott received her doctorate in Education with a specialization in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, her master’s degree from Fort Hays State University in Kansas, and her bachelor’s degree from Concordia University in Nebraska.

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