Enabling Access to Education

Penn State Abington Chancellor Damian J. Fernandez awarded $20,000 in inaugural Chancellor’s Grants for efforts such as a program targeting first-year and first-generation students for success in college.

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Advancing the Arts & Humanities

Penn State has announced an increase in support for the Arts and Design Research Incubator (ADRI) in the College of Arts and Architecture and the formation of the Humanities Institute in the College of the Liberal Arts.

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Driving Digital Innovation and Economic Development

Global Entrepreneurship Week brought together student and community entrepreneurs with start-up events and workshops on 12 Penn State campuses.

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Enhancing Health

A $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will help a consortium of researchers from Penn State and other universities to integrate and analyze health data to discover various factors that impact the health of individuals and populations.

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Stewarding Our Planet's Resources

A new Bachelor of Science degree in energy and sustainability policy is being offered online by the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences through Penn State World Campus.

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Our Commitment to Impact
The Pennsylvania State University’s Strategic Plan for 2016 to 2020

What’s coming up? Watch this video to learn more!

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 strategic planning forums being held at University campuses throughout the Commonwealth.