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Strategic Plan 2025

If anything were possible, what would you imagine for the future of Metropolitan State University of Denver? 

More innovative learning spaces? Better opportunities for students? Fully integrated internal processes and systems?  

The goal of MSU Denver’s strategic planning process is to answer that core question and then determine how we can make our big ideas possible. 

Our inclusive planning process kicked off in January 2019 with a clearly defined timelineThe Strategic Planning Team has kept us on track to launch in July 2020. But this plan belongs to all of us and we each have a role to play in the process of reimagining the future of our University.

Latest updates

Over the past four months, the SPT has gathered data from more than 1,000 students, faculty, staff, alumni, partners and business leaders. We’re sorting through all that great feedback for common themes, each of which will be turned into a concept paper. Those papers will be shared with the community, starting with the Vision Conference on Sept. 23. 



Learn how the Strategic Planning team will implement the Strategic Plan


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Concept papers

Read the four papers developed by the Strategic Planning Team.

All hands on deck

MSU Denver's future will be shaped by a team effort as well as your recommendations to the Strategic Planning Team, which is all inclusive and comprised of faculty, staff and students throughout the University. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and will be carefully reviewed by the Strategic Planning Team.

Strategic planning timeline

Over the course of 18 months, MSU Denver will use these building blocks to develop a plan that helps the University reimagine what is possible in higher education by advancing lives of students and the state of Colorado.


Phase 1

JAN | FEB | MAR - 2019

Getting Started >

Phase 2

APR | MAY | JUN | JUL - 2019

Data Gathering and Engagement >

Phase 3

AUG | SEP - 2019

Making Sense of the Issues >

Phase 4

OCT | NOV | DEC - 2019

Vision Building >

Phase 5

JAN | FEB | MAR - 2020

Goals Creation >

Phase 6

APR | MAY | JUN - 2020

Implementation >
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