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The best strategic plans are dynamic. They evolve. They anticipate.

Real transformation is underway. This year, our campus leadership and the broader community have been methodical in establishing the institutional metrics that will hold us all accountable for shared goals. We challenge ourselves to build a robust and inclusive process that engages the campus community, moves us closer to realizing our strategic plan vision and better serves our students, our region, our state and the world.

The strategic plan continues to take shape as the leaders, researchers and champions of this institution write new chapters in excellence and opportunity.

We continue to keep a strong focus on the essential teaching, research and service mission at UW Oshkosh while committing to brighten the spotlight on research and distinguish this institution as a research-enhanced comprehensive university. That pledge comes with a responsibility not to lose sight of fundamental values and foundational elements: Inclusive excellence, sustainability, liberal education and shared governance. These comprise the essence of what drives us and is infused in every goal and initiative this plan details.

Our Strategic Planning Steering Committee, led by Provost Lane Earns, has done remarkable work, and I know there is more to come. We will reach out to our students, faculty and staff to harvest their ideas for action and operationalize this plan, advancing UW Oshkosh’s reputation and influence as a beacon for quality education, regional growth and lifelong prosperity for more people.
With gratitude,

Andrew J. Leavitt, Chancellor