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

Strategic Planning at Penn State

Three students at Penn State Harrisburg take a selfie with the Nittany Lion Shrine.In recent decades, strategic planning has paved the way for Penn State’s remarkable ascension among the ranks of the world’s great research universities. As we continue to move forward, our current strategic plan will lead to even greater achievements. In 2014-2015, Nicholas P. Jones, University Executive Vice President and Provost, and the 32-member University Strategic Planning Council worked diligently to identify and articulate the University’s priorities and goals for the five calendar years comprising 2016 through 2020. The complete plan—developed in an open and inclusive process that provided many opportunities for input from faculty, staff, students, and alumni, and subsequently approved by the Board of Trustees—is published here.

In this plan, we identify Penn State’s goals at a macro level and set a strong foundation for their pursuit. You can read the plan in its entirety or specific sections by using the navigation on the left side of this page. You also may download the complete plan text at the link on the lower left.

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