OUR COMMITMENT TO IMPACT
The Pennsylvania State University’s Strategic Plan for 2016 to 2020

THE FUTURE OF PENN STATE

Three students at Penn State Harrisburg take a selfie with the Nittany Lion Shrine.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 resulting strategic plan—developed in an open and inclusive process that provided many opportunities for input from faculty, staff, students, and alumni—is published here.

In this plan, approved by the University Board of Trustees in February 2016, we identify Penn State’s goals at a macro level and set a strong foundation for their pursuit. You can read the entire plan or specific sections of it by navigating the drop-down menus in this section. You can also download a printable PDF of the plan.