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USI Board of Trustees approves new strategic plan for 2021-2025

USI Board of Trustees approves new strategic plan for 2021-2025

1/14/2021 | University Communications
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At its regular meeting on Thursday, January 14, the University of Southern Indiana Board of Trustees approved a new University strategic plan for 2021-2025.

“When we started the process of creating USI’s third strategic plan, I wanted to emphasize engaging our entire campus community, learning from prior plans, recognizing current financial realities and building measurable indicators,” said Dr. Ronald Rochon, USI President. “I am proud of the plan our community has created, and look forward to the results of our collective efforts.”

The plan, Accelerating Impact: USI’s Strategic Plan 2021-2025, was developed by a committee co-chaired by Dr. Mohammed Khayum, Provost, and Steve Bridges, Vice President for Finance and Administration, and followed a period of review and research, incorporating feedback from more than 2,600 USI students, employees, retirees, alumni and friends of the University.

As part of Accelerating Impact, the Board of Trustees adopted updated vision and mission statements and a set of core values to use in shaping the direction and decisions made by the University in the years to come.

Accelerating Impact is a roadmap that will help USI advance toward its vision: to be a recognized leader in higher education, boldly shaping the future and transforming the lives of our students through exceptional learning and intentional innovation,” said Rochon.

The plan is built around four goals: improve student success, foster impactful engagement, elevate visibility and reputation, and strengthen financial viability. Each goal has measurable objectives with supporting strategies and action steps.  As implementation of the plan gets underway, significant attention will be given to track, report and evaluate the effectiveness of the strategies and actions steps executed.  More information about the plan can be found on the USI website at USI.edu/strategic-plan.

In other business, the Board of Trustees received an update on current and future construction projects and heard a presentation from University Marketing and Communications on marketing efforts.

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