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A new era for Oklahoma's Modern Land Grant University

Strategic thinking requires making a clear set of choices. The OSU community will work together in the coming months to determine the commitments that will guide us in the years to come.


Timeline for execution

Over the next nine months, we will engage in a structured, system-wide process of listening, not only to students, faculty and staff on our Stillwater campus, but also at our partner campuses and across the Cowboy family — including  alumni, extension, donors and friends.


This process will feature deep, guided discussion with partners from industry. As part of our land-grant mission, we believe it is vital that we hear from companies and other employers within our state and across our region about what is important to them. We want to equip our graduates with a thoughtful set of competencies that prepare them to deal with real-world challenges and to apply their technical training within a context that understands the “why” behind their discipline.



Executive Leadership

Oct. 2021 - Dec. 2021 

  • Held Executive team strategy retreat
  • Ran consultant selection process
  • Conducted Board of Regents strategy session
  • Hosted major donor summit
  • Established Steering Committee
  • Constituted Working Groups



Working Groups

Jan. 2022 - May 2022

  • Gather market data and relevant information within the Working Groups
  • Conduct Industry Partner Forums
  • Solicit electronic feedback from within the OSU system
  • Invite thoughts from OSU graduates through Alumni Engagement Series
  • Gather input from the broader OSU community (local, State, and Tribal donors, friends, and advocates)



Steering Committee

May 2022 - Sept. 2022

  • Receive and review Working Groups’ proposed imperatives
  • Identify implications of imperatives and align with OSU’s Land Grant Mission
  • Define metrics for successful implementation and assessment
  • Draft a comprehensive Strategy statement


Approval/ Launch

Board of Regents

Sept. 2022

  • Submit Strategy to the Board of Regents for review and approval

Leading with purpose

Steering Committee

The steering committee members are responsible for engaging in a system-wide process of listening. From January to May 2022, committee members will be formed into working groups in key areas to take a deep-dive into specific topics and gather data.


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Working Groups

Drawn from a diverse cross-section of experts across the OSU System, the more than fifty Working Group members are charged with reviewing data on the higher education landscape; assessing input gathered from various stakeholder groups; reviewing the University’s current strengths and areas of opportunity, and developing findings based on their collective analysis. The Working Groups will formulate the imperatives that will animate the University’s Strategy and allow OSU to honor its Land Grant mission and increasingly impact society in the years ahead.


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This content was last reviewed/ updated on June 6, 2022.

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