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WSU System Strategic Plan

At WSU, it’s not just a plan on paper.

Together, we can turn system goals into educational excellence.

Our strategic plan guides everything we do at Washington State University.

In a world defined equally by tremendous opportunities and rapid change, the vision of the Washington State University system is built on the foundational purposes of the land-grant university: to provide education to all, to conduct a scholarly inquiry that benefits society, and to share expertise that boosts the lives of individuals and communities.

Our work in the Office of Strategy, Planning, and Analysis (OSPA) revolves around strategic planning and measuring our success.

GOAL 1: Research, Innovation, & Creativity

Washington State University will be recognized for embracing risk and bold thinking to serve the needs of its communities through innovative research, scholarship, and creative activities.

GOAL 2: Student Experience

Washington State University students will engage in scholarship, research, and experiential learning activities to prepare future leaders, scholars, and global citizens.

GOAL 3: Outreach, Extension, Service, & Engagement

Washington State University will be a national leader in advancing quality of life, economic development, sustainability, and equity through meaningful engagement in discovery, education, and service with partners throughout the state,
nation, and world.

GOAL 4: Institutional Effectiveness & Infrastructure

WSU will advance a culture of engagement and collaboration across its multi-campus system that values and invests in resources—physical, financial, human, and intellectual—leveraging these to become the social and economic drivers for the community, the state, and the world.

View our WSU system strategic plan.