The University of Colorado Board of Regents approved the UCCS 2020-2030 Strategic Plan at its Feb. 13 board meeting.
The plan, titled “Success 2030” and founded upon seven core strategies, is the result of an 18-month strategic planning process that invited the voices of hundreds of faculty, staff, students, alumni and Colorado Springs community members.
“From the start, we knew we wanted this to be ‘our’ plan that reflects our vision for the future of UCCS,” said Chancellor Reddy in a celebratory memo to UCCS faculty and staff. “We did it together, and it could not have been done without you.”
CU President Mark Kennedy shared positive feedback on the plan, stating, “The UCCS community did a great job charting its future with this strategic planning effort. I think it will also be mutually complementary with our systemwide strategic planning effort, which is now in progress.”
Each of the seven core strategies in the plan is designed to provide faculty, staff, students, alumni and university partners with the tools they need to work collaboratively towards a brighter future – for UCCS students, the state of Colorado and beyond.
“As a university, our purpose is to provide opportunities to transform lives for the better,” Reddy remarked as he presented the strategic plan to the Board of Regents. “And that’s not just for our students. It’s for our faculty, staff, alumni and the community – all of our stakeholders. So, why are we creating a strategic plan? To make a difference in someone’s life. To transform lives for the better.”
Seven core strategies form the foundation of the 2030 strategic plan. In no particular order, they include:
- Fostering a community of learning, engagement, and inclusive belonging to nurture the growth and success of faculty, staff and students
- Enhancing enrollment, retention and graduation efforts to drive long-term stability
- Promoting research and creative excellence that generates new knowledge, benefits society and expands transformational experiences for students
- Strengthening UCCS’ financial position to improve student access and affordability
- Investing deliberately in the university’s people, processes, and infrastructure to support our strategic growth plans
- Supporting distinctive programs, both existing and new, to demonstrate the university’s unique value and identity
- Pursuing mutually beneficial partnerships and outreach to enhance the communities UCCS serves
Those interested are encouraged to visit the strategic plan website to explore the plan further. Later in the spring semester, all faculty and staff will receive printed copies of the published version of the plan. A March 10 event will celebrate the launch of the plan and the hard work of all those who contributed to its creation.