Time is running out to provide feedback about the first draft of the 2020–2025 WSU system strategic plan.

Comments may be submitted through an online survey until the end of the day on Feb. 25.

The draft plan, the product of an 18‑month‑long planning process that incorporated input from throughout the WSU system as well as external stakeholders, identifies four major institutional goals for the next five years:

  • Goal 1: Research, Innovation, and Creativity

    WSU will be recognized for embracing risk and bold thinking to serve the needs of its communities through innovative research, scholarship, and creative activities.

  • Goal 2: Student Experience

    WSU students will engage in scholarship, research, and experiential learning activities to prepare future leaders, scholars, and global citizens.

  • Goal 3: Outreach, Extension, Service, and Engagement

    WSU will be a national leader in advancing quality of life, economic development, sustainability, and equity through meaningful engagement in discovery, education, and service with partners throughout the state, nation, and world.

  • Goal 4: Institutional Effectiveness and Infrastructure

    WSU will advance a culture of engagement and collaboration across our multi‑campus system that values and invests in our resources—physical, financial, human, and intellectual—leveraging these to become the social and economic driver for the community, the state, and the world.

The plan recommits the university to the land‑grant ideals of serving the public good. It also identifies core principles that will guide the day‑to‑day operating philosophy of the WSU system.

The draft plan will be revised to incorporate feedback provided through the survey. A revised draft will be shared with the WSU Board of Regents and the broader university community in March. The Regents are expected to approve a final version of the plan at their May meeting.

Once approved, the strategic plan will serve as a guide for making key institutional decisions and allocating resources. Metrics to determine progress in meeting the plan’s goals will be identified in the coming months. The plan will be reviewed by the WSU community on an annual basis, and its objectives and strategies will be revised as the university evolves and the environment in which it operates changes.