strategic plan

Strategic Initiatives Plan (2015-2022)

Murray State University is a student-centered and engaging regional public university that we envision as the University of Choice for regional high school students within the 18-county service region, community college transfers, nontraditional students, and national and international students who seek a university offering superior graduateeducational and co-curricular experiences.  We envision Murray State to be the University of Choice for faculty and staff who desire to work for a progressive university that offers distinctive academic programming, an energized work environment and one that fosters community.  We envision Murray State to be the University of Choice for the citizens of the region, and the Commonwealth, to look to a qualified workforce, to create applied research and partnerships for solving community identified challenges and/or capitalizing on new opportunities. 

The strategic initiatives must directly address the core values that Murray State fosters through the integration of multiple components.  The strategic initiatives are Academic Excellence; Student Success; Scholarship, Research and Creative Thought; and Community Engagement. 

Throughout this year, faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members are invited to participate in town hall meetings associated with each strategic initiative.  Three sets of these four town hall meetings with occur in late fall, early and mid spring.  Come one, come all with your questions, suggestions, and positive comments to help direct our path to even greater achievement, endeavor, and hope.  The initial town hall meetings are listed in chronological order.

MSU students invited to a combined Town Hall meeting that will include updates from all committees and an open forum!  Wednesday, January 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the Small Ballroom of the Curris Center


Everyone on campus is invited to a combined Town Hall meeting that will include updates from all committees and an open forum!  Monday, February 2 at 3:00 pm in the Curris Center Theater. 


Student Town Hall Meeting
Wednesday, January 28 at 5:30 p.m. Curris Center Small Ballroom

General Town Hall Meeting
Monday, February 2 at 3:00 pm in the Curris Center Theater


Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity

Committee Meeting - Friday, January 23 at 2:00 pm in the Accounting Suite in the Bauernfeind College of Business.

Student Success

Committee Meetings - Monday,  February 2, February 23, March 16, April 6, April 27 and May 18.  All meetings at 9:30 am, Dean's Conference room in Waterfield Library. 

Academic Excellence

Committee Meetings - Thursday, January 22nd, 1:30, 308 Mason Hall


Community Engagement

Committee Meetings - Wednesday, January 21 at 10:00 am in 303 Sparks Hall

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