Email from the Alumni Foundation states the following:

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood announced plans for the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy’s Strategic Plan in a press release issued today.

To see the full release click on the following link:
http://www.marad.dot.gov/news_room_landing_page/news_releases_summary/news_release/MARAD_01-12.htm

Interim Superintendent Dr. Shashi Kumar will lead the first phase of the plan. The gift offer for the strategic plan from the USMMA Alumni Association & Foundation that was offered last year has been officially declined. More information will follow as it becomes available.