Announcing the Strategic Plan Task Forces

Dear NC State community —

As you may be aware, we are underway with the planning process for our next strategic plan. The Pathway to the Future: NC State’s 2011-2020 Strategic Plan has served our university well, and it is time to determine how we build upon our past achievements.

Nine task forces were identified as a result of a day-long leadership retreat held in September, with participants representing all of NC State. We also worked with a consulting firm, and finalized plans with further review by the chancellor and Chancellor’s Cabinet. Our task forces are:

  • Advancing Inclusion and Well-Being to Enhance Excellence
  • Continuing to Advance the Brand and Reputation of NC State
  • Envisaging the Next Generation Land-Grant University
  • Graduating the Successful Student
  • Leading the Digital Transformation of Higher Education
  • Leveraging Partnerships to Advance Engagement
  • Pursuing Operational Excellence
  • Re-envisioning Life-Long Education and Credentialing
  • Strengthening University-Wide Interdisciplinarity

The task forces will be composed of representatives from across campus and various colleges and units, and will include faculty, staff, students and university leadership. We will provide another campus update and revise the strategic planning website in the new year once the rosters of the task forces have been established.

We look forward to your continued interest and involvement in the development of NC State’s next strategic plan.


Warwick Arden
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
Co-Chair University Strategic Planning

 Margery Overton
Interim Senior Vice Provost for Institutional Research and Planning
Vice Provost for Academic Strategy
Co-Chair University Strategic Planning