The University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents unanimously approved University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo’s new strategic plan for 2011–15. The plan places students at the center of the university’s mission, vision and goals, setting a clear framework for enhancing learning and preparing students to succeed in a globally competitive workforce.

A strategic planning committee engaged in a highly collaborative and consultative strategic planning process, seeking feedback from students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members at key stages.

The strategic plan defines six main areas of focus for the coming years—

  • Student learning experiences and support
  • Excellence in teaching, research and collaboration
  • Vibrant and sustainable environment within which to study, work and live
  • Diverse, multicultural university
  • Impact on the community, island and state
  • Organizational excellence

“This strategic plan was developed for UH Hilo by UH Hilo and its incredibly supportive local community,” said Committee Chair Kelly Burke, a Hilo professor. “We received more than 1,400 responses during the entire process, and on behalf of the committee I want to thank everyone who took time to contribute to development of the plan.”

The campus is now planning implementation.

“It is our aim that through our strategic plan we will strengthen our existing foundations to build our future—one which we all helped to shape,” said UH Hilo Chancellor Donald Straney.

For more information, go to Hilo’s strategic planning website.

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