Strategic Plan

Welcome to Strategic Planning

Here, you'll discover not only our final Strategic Plan for 2019—2024 but also an exclusive peek into what lies ahead for 2025—2030. From groundbreaking initiatives to the brilliant minds driving them, we've got it all covered - timelines, accomplishments, and beyond. Together, we're set to embark on a journey to reshape the future of our University, and we can't wait to have you on board! Get ready to reimagine, reinvent, and transform with us.

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Strategic Planning Committee

Final Strategic Plan 2019—2024

From 2019 to 2024, the Strategic Planning Committee, with the help of a consultant, collaborated with the campus community to develop a strategic plan for ֱ State University. They engaged in inclusive activities like surveys and focus groups, analyzed higher education trends, and proposed strategic priorities in line with the university's mission.

View the final Strategic Plan 2019—2024

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State of the University Address

Dr. Linda Thompson, President of ֱ State University, shared insights into our strategic plan during her State of the University Address. Learn about future academic goals, enrollment enhancements, campus beautification, and more. Join us as we celebrate our 185th Anniversary!

President Linda Thompson

Four Strategic Proposals for 2025—2030

The president has presented four strategic proposals for ֱ State's future to inspire your reflection and steer our shared vision:

  1. A distinguished hub for high achievers.
  2. A community committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  3. A globally-minded institution with local impact.
  4. A financially robust organization for lasting sustainability.
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Strategic Plan 2025—2030 Timeline

August 2023 Board of Trustees Visioning Session
Fall 2023 – January 2024 Stakeholder interviews, visioning sessions, campus survey

February 5-7

Strategic Planning Committee retreat with SME Consultants

February-May

Weekly strategic planning meetings

Tentative May

Strategic plan draft release

Tentative June

Strategic plan draft submitted to Board of Trustees

Summer to early fall

Finalization of plan and presentation to Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

Strategic Planning Committee

Explore the roles of our Strategic Planning Committee members, including the Executive Committee. Led by Dr. Kevin Hearn, Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, and Dr. Sabine Klein, Associate Dean in Academic Affairs, this committee is complemented by Maria Feuerstein, Associate Vice President of Strategic Finance and Institutional Planning; Dr. Leslie Rice, Executive Director of Communication, Marketing, and Branding; Daniel Currier, serving as Student Trustee; and Alexis Pratt, representing the student body. Together, they embody a cohesive leadership dedicated to transparency and inclusive decision-making, guiding us forward.

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Strategic Planning Events and Communication

Join us in shaping the future of our institution! Gain insight, contribute perspectives, and stay updated on upcoming ֱ and strategic plan communication.

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SME Strategy Management Consulting

ֱ State proudly announces its strategic partnership with SME Consulting, aimed at empowering organizations and individuals to excel in crafting and executing strategic plans.

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