Built into Iowa State's nine-year strategic plan is a regular process to invite new ideas that respond to a dynamic state, nation and world landscape, and that help the university achieve what it aspires "to be."
Beginning in the fall of 2022, and then repeating annually, there will be a call for faculty, staff and stakeholders to submit ideas for strategic projects. Senior Advisor to the President Sophia Magill will oversee the process. Submissions will be evaluated — and projects selected — based on how they align with strategic goals and priorities. To immediately jump-start the strategic plan, in June 2022 the university announced a set of nine investments funded by private, one-time support.
"What brings our plan alive is the inclusion of a strategic process to regularly capture new ideas to help us achieve what we aspire to be. I encourage you to be creative, think innovatively, and take the opportunity to submit your ideas. Thank you in advance — for your important role in demonstrating our impact as we make progress on our aspirations... for moving us closer to what Iowa State University wants to be."
— Wendy Wintersteen, President, Iowa State University