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2015-2020 Strategic Plan

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We have a compelling vision for the University of Kentucky—to be one of the handful of outstanding public, residential research institutions nationally, one with an unwavering commitment to our Commonwealth. 

To make that ambitious vision a reality, throughout the past year, students, faculty and staff across our campus, working on several committees, have devoted countless hours to developing the University of Kentucky Strategic Plan. We are very grateful for these outstanding efforts on behalf of our institution.

Their work has focused on the following five areas:

  1. Undergraduate student success
  2. Diversity and inclusivity
  3. Community engagement and impact
  4. Graduate education (we will address professional education initiatives separately once this process is completed)
  5. Research

There is still more work to do. A successful plan requires concrete implementation steps and definable, measurable methods for assessing progress. During the summer and early in the fall semester, the leadership team will continue its work in developing implementation steps and metrics. Our Board of Trustees decided to make the Strategic Plan the focus of its October 2015 Retreat, at which time they will discuss our vision and action plans in depth.

We will continue to keep you informed and offer additional opportunities for input. Your engagement has already been, and will continue to be, critical to the successful completion of the plan. We look forward to our work, together, to make this vision a reality.

To keep updated on the process and to provide feedback, visit the Strategic Plan website.