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Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan of Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) articulates six strategic priorities that guide the University in pursuit of its Mission, Vision, and Values. As a first priority, and in all of its actions, SMSU will make central equity, diversity, and inclusion. The Strategic Plan is driven by this overarching commitment and by a consistent focus on student success and engagement. The goals and objectives that derive from these strategic priorities put the Vision and Values of SMSU into practice.

The Strategic Plan is the product of campus-wide collaboration throughout the 2020-21 academic year. The Strategic Planning Committee provided leadership for plan development, the entire campus community gave substantial feedback to inform a final draft, and the President’s Cabinet approved the plan in its current stage.

The Strategic Plan is also a dynamic document implemented through strategies and tactics that will continue to be developed by those providing leadership for a given goal area. Periodic updates will be made to the posted plan document to reflect this dynamic growth and development. Additionally, annual planning will identify specific actions to be taken in support of plan goals, and the outcomes of these actions will be made public at the end of each academic year.

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