Strategic Planning Process
For over five years, Lock Haven University was guided by its strategic plan,
A Framework for the Future (2003-08).
Many goals in this plan have been accomplished. Many things in the university and its environment have changed.
This plan has now expired and the university must establish new priorities.
As the plan was about to expire, the university began three important initiatives: the Middle States 2010 Self-Study, the Foundations of Excellence project, and a revision of the Facilities Master Plan. (The first two were broadly participative and involved over 80 members of the university community each.) In addition, the university
prepared an enrollment management plan, conducted a marketing survey of 800 alumni, faculty, and staff, and
conducted a survey of over 450 donors. To utilize the information from these important initiatives to inform its strategic planning process, President Miller deferred a formal strategic planning process until September 2009, to better align strategic planning with the Middle States review process (as had been the case with the 1991 and 1996 strategic plans).
In September 2009, President Miller appointed
a new Strategic Planning Committee. Updates on the committee's progress will be posted
The university has developed an abbreviated draft
interim strategic plan
to guide the university while the new comprehensive plan is being developed. Successive drafts have been shared with the
university community for comment.
In fall 2001, the President created
President's Commission on Strategic Planning to develop a new University Strategic Plan.
During the first year, the Commission solicited input from the campus community and developed
The overarching goals provided the foundation for the University's strategic plan:
A Framework for the Future.
Three separate committees also were established to develop academic, support service,
and diversity initiatives to support the overarching goals.
Progress from these planning efforts has been integrated into one document, the
action plan. The university prepares an
annual report on it progress in achieving goals from its strategic
1996 Strategic Plan
The university's previous strategic plan was developed in 1996.