This strategic planning site has been created to share information with the campus and community about our rolling strategic plan "Students First: Innovate ESU" (2014-2021).
During the 2017 Academic Year, the SPIRIT (Strategic Plan Innovation, Renewal, and Implementation Team) group was created with the mission to help envision our University's goals for the years leading to 2020. The members of this group consisted of faculty, staff and administration.
From the SPIRIT group and campus input, the University's strategic plan now called "Students First: Empowering Innovation through Collaboration 2017-2020" was released to the campus after approval by Council of Trustees on December 7, 2017. The University community remains extremely grateful to all that participated in the process, including our campus-wide round table discussions. The strategic plan is a representation of our entire campus community and each of you plays an integral role in its success and our future as an institution.
As part of past President Welsh's succession plan and working through the academic disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic, the decision was made to extend the "Students First: Empowering Innovation through Collaboration 2017-2020". This extension provided the additional time needed to assess the University in a post-pandemic world and allow for a full-scale strategic planning process under the leadership of the next president of East Stroudsburg University. A new strategic plan campus committee is currently working on an updated plan under the leadership of President Kenneth Long.
The strategic plan has been implemented in concert with ESU's mission, vision and values.