Find a timeline of the planning, formation and execution of NC State's next strategic plan.

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  • August 20Planning process for creation of NC State’s next strategic plan launched
  • September 3 – Leadership retreat held, with participants representing all of NC State
  • December 12 – Strategic plan task forces announced


  • February 11 – Strategic plan task forces rosters and websites announced
  • February – August – Task forces launched, charged and holding open meetings to gather input and prepare reports
  • March  – Strategic Planning Executive Steering Committee (SPESC) charged
  • March 6 – Strategic planning presentation and discussion at Board of Visitors meeting
  • August 17 – Task force reports are due*
  • August 18 – Strategic planning update on task force reports and next steps
  • August 31 – Task force reports posted for community review and feedback to SPESC until September 21
  • Fall
    • SPESC reviews task force reports and campus feedback to create proposed strategic plan goals
    • SPESC proposes revised vision and value statements
  • December 7 – Proposed goals, vision and values posted for community review and feedback


  • January/February – Listening sessions to gather feedback on proposed goals, vision and values
  • February/March – SPESC creates draft of strategic plan
  • April 7 – Strategic plan posted for community review and feedback
  • April 16 – Strategic plan presented to Board of Trustees for endorsement
  • April – New strategic plan website launched

*Due to COVID-19 and the interruption to University business operations, the original June 1 white paper due date was extended to August 17.