Our Commitment to Impact
The Pennsylvania State University’s Strategic Plan for 2016 to 2020
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Strategic Planning at Penn State
During the past four decades, strategic planning has paved the way for Penn State to be recognized as one of the world’s great research universities. Since the 1980s, Penn State has engaged in such planning to strengthen its ability to make careful, informed choices, and to allocate resources according to evidence, judgment, and strategic priorities.
Penn State’s current plan, titled “Our Commitment to Impact,” establishes and elucidates the University’s priorities and goals for the five calendar years from 2016 through 2020. The complete text of the plan is published on this website, along with content that explains how the plan is being implemented. Visit the Events page to learn more about the series of strategic planning forums scheduled at University campuses throughout the Commonwealth.