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NC State’s Next Strategic Plan

The new plan will build upon the strengths and successes of The Pathway to the Future: NC State’s 2011-2020 Strategic Plan.

A New Chapter

The 2019-2020 academic year marks the end of The Pathway to the Future: NC State’s 2011-2020 Strategic Plan. As a community, NC State has collaborated to create this plan that has guided decisions, investments and progress over the last several years. As a result, working together, NC State has created a stronger university by increasing student support and significantly raising degree completion rates; recruiting and retaining top faculty; investing in world-class research and scholarship; engineering inspired spaces around campus; enhancing strategic partnerships at home and abroad; and much more.

The university’s upward trajectory and continual successes positively impact students, faculty and staff and the entire campus community, as well as the state, nation and world each day. Many thanks are due for everyone’s continual commitment to achieving the aggressive goals set in The Pathway to the Future and for an unending dedication to make NC State extraordinary.

In that spirit, it is time to begin seriously thinking about the university’s next strategic plan — one that builds on NC State’s previous accomplishments and propels this university to achieve its remarkable potential. This process will be led out of the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, starting with a leadership retreat on September 3, with participants representing all of NC State. Listed below are the groups involved in this retreat.

  • Chancellor’s Cabinet
  • Deans
  • Associate Vice Chancellors
  • Senior Vice Provosts
  • Vice Provosts
  • Chair of the Faculty
  • Staff Senate Chair
  • Student Body President
  • Student Senate President
  • Graduate Student Association President

The Planning Process

Similar to the planning process as in 2010-2011, there will be opportunities for additional feedback as NC State begins to formulate the plan with the campus community. These will include student senate meetings, staff senate meetings, faculty senate meetings, department head meetings, Board of Visitors and Board of Trustees meetings and more.

The university looks forward to comprehensive feedback and participation, and to working alongside everyone to ensure an even brighter future for NC State.