“A goal without a plan is just a wish” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Every strong organization has a plan for its future. In fact, without a strategic plan, universities limit their potential and their opportunities to be successful over time. That’s why at Pittsburg State University, we’ve put careful consideration into the development of our Strategic Plan, which is guiding the university in its goals and initiatives.
Adopted in 2007 and reaffirmed in 2010, Pittsburg State’s Strategic Plan has become the roadmap for our university, addressing everything from the future of academics to which goals take top priority.
The current PSU Strategic Plan, which runs through the year 2015, has served the university well.
Pittsburg State has experienced more than 13 percent growth in enrollment over the past ten years, and added several new facilities including a student recreation center, student health center, student housing and upgraded athletic arenas.
The environment surrounding higher education, however, is changing rapidly. Pittsburg State University must continue to be proactive in its efforts to improve the lives of its students, its campus and its community.
It is vital that the university develop a new five-year strategic plan that will successfully lead it through these uncertain times.
This plan must be ambitious, entrepreneurial and quantifiable and engage the entire institution.
It must be a “Pathway to Prominence.”