It is with great pleasure that we present the Columbus State University Strategic Plan for 2013-18. This plan not only represents months of intensive work by the commission membership, it reflects a collective effort of the CSU community. We owe a debt of gratitude to the hundreds of faculty, staff, students, and community members who participated in the planning process, attended more than 20 different open forums and responded to us online or in person. We are especially grateful to the members of the Strategic Planning Commission who selflessly gave of their time and expertise.
The strategic planning process has been dynamic, affirming, and, at times, challenging. Throughout the process, the core of every decision focused on one primary goal: student success. The strategic priorities highlighted in this plan transcend disciplinary and organizational boundaries. These priorities confirm the core values of this university, its rich academic experience, and its exceptional faculty and staff. We believe this plan illustrates the distinct character of Columbus State and positions us to fulfill our mission and achieve our vision.
We expect the 2013-18 Strategic Plan will define and articulate our direction over the next five years. We hope the process of developing this plan sets the stage for ongoing discussions about the implementation of these ideas and the shape of our future. Our historic success as a university depends on the continued guidance and inclusion of all stakeholders.
As we continue our emphasis on becoming a "First Choice" institution, we encourage you to join us in embracing the exciting opportunities that lie ahead.
Tom Hackett, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Gina Sheeks, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management