We are fearlessly declaring our future and building upon our strong foundation to reach new heights that few dare to consider. Rather than rest on our past achievements, we are setting a brave new pace for these next five years. With this plan as our guiding light, we will move forward with purpose and resolve. Together, we will amplify our voices and focus our attention on the important work in our ambitious goals – shaped by our shared values and inspired by our new mission – because our region and our world need us. They need our steadfast commitment, our emerging talents, our creative solutions, our expertise, our heart and our Cougar spirit.
This is our path forward. As we empower our students to reach their full potential, we, too, must rise in this moment to reach ours. This plan will guide our decisions and focus our energy and resources. Together, we will be unstoppable in reaching our goals.
In 2021, the CSUSM community came together to define the long-term aspirations for university, embarking on a comprehensive process to develop a new strategic plan. In collaboration with MGT Consulting Group, the process was designed to engage stakeholders in a variety of avenues to collect insight, feedback, and priorities to advance the University and build on a successful foundation. A key first step in the approach was an initial meeting with President Neufeldt and the Strategic Planning Committee co-chairs to clarify and confirm expected outcomes and the process for moving forward. The initial meeting focused on project expectations and desired strategic planning process outcomes.
Project priorities, in unranked order, included a focus on: