Quick Wins

Presidential Initiative: Quick Wins

What is a Quick Win? 

A Quick Win is a way to implement new solutions to improve campus life.

To qualify as a Quick Win an idea submitted must adhere to the following criteria:

  • Timeframe: a potential quick win can be completed in a relatively short amount of time.
  • Cost: a Quick Win is relatively inexpensive (less than $100) or fits within a departmental budget or deferred maintenance budget. 
  • Result: the idea has a positive outcome for the campus community.

Quick Wins are small changes to the campus environment or university processes. The quick wins process encourages all members of the campus to voice their thoughts on how PSU could be a better learning and working environment. At the core of this initiative is a desire for the campus leadership to hear from various constituencies about what our campus could improve. Not every idea submitted will be considered by this committee, but it becomes a clearinghouse for what is top of mind on campus and allows the committee to make recommendations to the president or other campus leaders on things that could be added, changed, or improved.  

Quick Wins Committee
  • Nicholas Running, University Relations, Chair
  • Cindy Baccar, Registrar
  • Jason Franklin, Facilities
  • Bill Harris, SEIU Represented Member
  • Becki Ingersoll, Advising
  • Traci Rossi, Center for Women’s Leadership
  • Keaton Ems, Student Member
  • Marshawna Wiliams, Admissions
Quick Wins Process
  • Organized from September to June, the initial round of quick wins will start in February 2020 and end in June 2020.
  • The committee meets monthly and determines viability and if a quick win is funded.
  • The quick win submitter is then notified and the appropriate department is contacted.
  • If possible, we label a solution as quick win physically.

To learn more about Quick Wins contact Nicholas Running, nrunning@pdx.edu.


Quick Wins Submission Form