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."
There will be an annual 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.
The ISU 2022-2031 Strategic Plan was approved by the Iowa Board of Regents at its June 2, 2022, meeting. On the same day, President Wendy Wintersteen announced plans to jump-start the strategic plan with $10.5 million in initial investments in high-priority initiatives linked to the plan's five strategic goals — the "to be" statements.
"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