The Pennsylvania State University’s Strategic Plan for 2016 to 2025


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. In this plan, approved by the University Board of Trustees in February 2016, we identified Penn State’s goals at a macro level and set a strong foundation for their pursuit.

In 2019, after a rigorous assessment of Penn State’s plan progress to date and support from the Board of Trustees for the extension of the University plan, we present the updated strategic plan for 2020-2025 through which we continue to pursue Penn State’s goals.

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.