WSU Vancouver Strategic Plan

Destination 2021

WSU Vancouver Vision

Washington State University Vancouver will be a positive force in bettering the lives of the people of Southwest Washington and beyond by contributing outstanding research; expanding access to the highest-quality university education where student success is central; and engaging with community partners to address the needs of our changing world.

WSU Vancouver Mission

Firstenburg Family Fountain in quadWashington State University Vancouver is dedicated to its land-grant tradition "for openness, accessibility and service to people." The campus mission stands on five pillars:

  • To advance knowledge through research, innovation, and creativity across a wide range of academic disciplines.
  • To extend knowledge through innovative educational programs in which students and emerging scholars are mentored to realize their highest potential and assume roles of leadership, responsibility and service to society.
  • To apply knowledge through local and global engagement that will improve quality of life and enhance the economy of the state, nation and world.
  • To address the need for social justice, equity and a culture of inclusion in our society.
  • To collaborate with partners to build the bonds that unite a healthy community.

Five strategic goals 2016 – 2021

An investment in the future

Strategic plan strategies are funded through a mixture of reallocation of current resources, student enrollment growth and philanthropy. Purposeful implementation, communication and accountability mechanisms were developed to keep the plan at the center of campus priorities.

Plan implementation

Each of the goals and objectives provided in the strategic plan also has strategies for implementation.

Ensuring progress

Teams have been developed to address implementation, communication and progress measurements.

If you have questions, please contact the Office of the Chancellor, 360-546-9589.

Related: Washington State University Strategic Plan 2014 – 2019