Mississippi State University


In the Fall of 2010, President Keenum assembled a working group to initiate the process of developing a new strategic plan for Mississippi State University. The working group examined strategic plans from other institutions and presented Dr. Keenum with three tenets the strategic plan should reflect.

  • The plan should articulate strengths and goals, align efforts of all units, and guide resource allocations over the next five years.
  • The plan must reflect the values common to the university community.
  • The plan should establish priorities linked to specific, measurable goals.

In the spring of 2011, Dr. Keenum called a meeting of the President's Committee on Planning and charged that group with utilizing these tenets to develop a five-year strategic plan which aligned with the university's vision and mission statements. The President's Committee on Planning met throughout 2011 to develop a draft strategic plan.

Feedback on the draft strategic plan was solicited from the university community and constituent groups During December 2011 and January 2012. The President's Committee on Planning utilized this feedback to finalize State of Excellence, the strategic plan which will guide Mississippi State University through 2017.

For more information, contact Tim Chamblee director of the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.


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