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Note: A resolution to extend the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan was approved on May 6, 2022, allowing the incoming president to lead the strategic planning process.

Strategic Plan 2016-2020

Guiding Principles


We transform lives through educational excellence and dynamic partnerships, unleashing possibilities for impact in our community and worldwide.


We will be renowned for our innovative teaching, experiential learning and state-of-the-art facilities and be the first choice for those striving for personal and professional success.



- Passion for Academic Exploration and Achievement

- Supportive Environments Focused on Student Success

- Diversity and Inclusion



- High Standards for Ethical Behavior and Financial Stewardship

- A Safe, Friendly and Respectful Campus Climate

- Community Engagement






Strategic Goal #1

SVSU delivers high quality academic programs that lead to student success, improved retention and enrollment stability.

Strategic Goal #2

Our people, climate and culture transform lives.

Strategic Goal #3

SVSU is widely known across Michigan as a sought after institution of higher learning.


Strategic Goal #4

SVSU is financially robust, fosters sound business practices and is noted for operational excellence.

Strategic Goal #5

Our community engagement activities drive regional and institutional success both locally and worldwide.

The Mission, Vision, Core Values and Strategic Goals were approved by the Board of Control on June 13, 2016


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