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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

Spring semester 2020 kicked off with the SPT working to come to consensus around five pillars (themes) for Strategic Plan 2025: Student Access and Achievement; Civic and Economic Catalyst; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Agile and Sustainable; and Student-Centered Academic Excellence. At the Goals Conference on Feb. 14, the SPT worked with implementors (AVPs, deans, associate deans, directors, etc.) to develop goals pertaining to each pillar.



Learn how the Strategic Planning team will implement the Strategic Plan


Stay informed with this compilation of stories featured in MSU Denver's Early Bird.

Concept papers

Read the four papers developed by the Strategic Planning Team.

All hands on deck

MSU Denver's future will be shaped by all of us. The Strategic Planning Team – an esteemed group of faculty, staff and students – will guide the process. But this is a true team effort. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and will be carefully reviewed by the SPT.

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 Organized >

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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