Chancellor Kent Syverud is adding more than twenty seats on Fast Forward Syracuse work teams to provide undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to participate in the University-wide initiative. The additional seats are a result of direct conversations that have taken place with students in recent days.

All three Fast Forward Syracuse components, the Strategic Plan, Campus Master Plan, and Operational Excellence will have additional new seats for students.

There are a variety of opportunities for students to get involved and learn more about Fast Forward Syracuse. The seven Strategic Plan Working Groups are developing recommendations and strategies for the University’s academic goals and strategic direction. The Campus Master Plan Group discusses and analyzes the campus physical environment and explores how it can best support the University’s academic and research mission, residential life, and overall infrastructure. The Operational Excellence Initiative teams are designing changes to better serve students, faculty, and staff and drive savings for reinvestment in University priorities that will be outlined in the Strategic Plan.

Consideration will be given first to students who have previously submitted their contact information and expressed an interest in joining a work team. To learn more about joining a Fast Forward Syracuse team, please email a resume or statement of interest to by Dec. 10.