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."
In July 2023, the university announced the 19 teams selected to share a $3.9 million investment in Iowa State’s 2022-2031 Strategic Plan. The projects will expand student academic and mental health services, support interdisciplinary research, assist Iowa communities, improve university child care facilities and more.
The nine-year strategic plan, which was approved by the Board of Regents in June 2022, features an annual project proposal process to advance the plan's goals and assure flexibility to address evolving priorities. The call for future proposals will open again fall of 2023.
"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