Strategic Plan 2025 - Project Soar

Project Soar 2025, the University’s strategic plan, supports the campus community’s shared vision: to be nationally recognized as a premier public university, serving 25,000 students with programs from bachelor’s to PhD, providing our students with a welcoming, supportive and responsive experience that enables post-graduate success, continuing to be affordable and accessible, acclaimed for our research contributions, valued for our community and business partnerships, fiscally sound and nimble in our business practices, and diverse in our students and employees.

The plan is structured around three guiding “Pillars” or themes, each pointing toward and promoting student success at every level of the institution. It is built on the foundation of an entrepreneurial approach that empowers us to be persistently innovative and demonstrably effective in promotion of every policy and practice that will improve academic quality, promote student success and augment institutional communication and efficiency.

We invite you to read this plan. For more information, please email

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Path to the Plan

Beginning in Fall 2017 the University launched an extensive program of data gathering, analysis and consultation which resulted in PROJECT SOAR. This journey helped us understand our history, values, and accomplishments; our place in higher education in the state, region, and nation; and the ways we have been successful in moving the University from its inception more than 110 years ago to today.

Read more about the planning process.