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Self-assessment and site visits, 2007

March 30, 2012 | By Federal/State Partnership Staff

"The self-assessment process is a method for assessing what you are doing, why you are doing it, and what you must do to improve an organization’s performance. It asks the five essential questions: What is our mission? Who is our customer? What does the customer value? What are our results? and What is our plan? Self-assessment leads to action and lacks meaning without it." — from Peter Drucker’s The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization

Council Site Visit Dates Federal/State Partnership
Site Visitors
Connecticut Humanities Council October 11-12 Edie Manza
Marsha L. Semmel, Deputy Director for Museums and Director for Strategic Partnerships, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Washington, DC
Gretchen Sullivan Sorin, Director and Distinguished Professor, Cooperstown Graduate Program, Cooperstorn, NY
Humanities Council of Washington, D.C. September 10-11 Edie Manza
Carrie L. Thornhill, Chair, Board of Directors, Washington East Foundation, Washington, DC 
Elizabeth L. Young, Chair, Governing Board, WHRO Public Radio and Television, Hampton Roads, VA
Georgia Humanities Council October 11-12 Dwan Reece
Danah C. Craft, First Vice President, Community & Governmental Affairs, SunTrust Bank & SunTrust Bank Atlanta Foundation, Atlanta, GA 
Gregory L. Waters, Professor of English & Director of Honors Program, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ 
Hawai'i Humanities Council November 30-December 1 Dwan Reece
Cheryl Dickson, former Executive Director of the Minnesota Humanities Commission, St. Paul, MN
Douglas Dykstra, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Hawai‘i Community College, Hilo, HI
Illinois Humanities Council May 16-17 Kathleen Mitchell
Gail Leftwich Kitch, Executive Director, By the People, McNeil-Lehrer Productions; former President, Federation of State Humanities Councils
 James F. Veninga, Campus Executive Officer and Dean, University of Wisconsin, Marathon County; board member, Wisconsin Humanities Council; former Executive Director, Humanities Texas
Kentucky Humanities Council July 11-12 Edie Manza
Wesley Creel, Administrator of Programs, Pink Palace Family of Museums, Memphis, Tennessee
Kenneth Bailey, retired Dean and Professor Emeritus of History and Geography, West Virginia University Institute of Technology; Board Member, West Virginia Humanities Council
Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities June 18-19* Edie Manza
Kenneth L. Gladish, Distinguished Professor of Nonprofit Studies and Director, The Grantmaking School, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Charles Reagan Wilson, Kelly Gene Cook Sr. Chair of History and Professor of Southern Studies, University of Mississippi
Minnesota Humanities Center September 6-7 Kathleen Mitchell
Anita M. Pampusch, President of the Archibald Bush Foundation, St. Paul, Minnesota
 Kathryn Weitz White, Director of Education Initiatives, Sherwood Foundation, Omaha, Nebraska
North Carolina Humanities Council May 13-14, 2008 Dwan Reece
Elizabeth Young, Chair, WHRO Board of Directors; former board member, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Hartfield, VA
Jamil Zainaldin, Executive Director, Georgia Humanities Council, Atlanta, GA
Humanities Council South Carolina May 3-4 Dwan Reece
Tom Dasher, Provost, Berry College; former Board Chair, Georgia Humanities Council
Carolyn Parker, Assistant Professor of History (retired), Alabama A&M University; former board member, Alabama Humanities Foundation
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities February 7-8, 2008 Kathleen Mitchell
David Owen Renz, Beth K. Smith/Missouri Chair in Nonprofit Leadership and Director, Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, Henry W. Bloch School of Business & Public Administration, University of Missouri - Kansas City
 Kristina Valaitis, Executive Director, Illinois Humanities Council, Chicago
Wyoming Humanities Council August 3-4 Kathleen Mitchell
Cheryl Hargrove, Associate Director, Center for Sustainable Destinations, National Geographic Society
Dorothy Schwartz, former Executive Director, Maine Humanities Council

* rescheduled from the 2005 self-assessment and review cycle