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.

Scholarship, Research and Creative Thought


Committee Meeting - Thursday, December 11, 1:00-3:00 pm; Thursday, January 22, 4:30-5:30 pm (January 12 - February 12); Thursday, March 25, 4:30-5:30 pm

Student Success


Committee Meetings - Monday, November 17 at 9:30 am in Waterfield Library Dean's Conference Room

Academic Excellence


Committee Meetings - Thursday, November 20th, 1:00 - 2:00 pm in 107 Center Applied Science (Faculty Development Center)

Community Engagement

Committee Meetings - Wednesday, December 3, 9:00 am in the CEAO Conference Room, 303 Sparks Hall

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