strategysessionOur process

WSU President John Bardo launched the strategic planning effort for Wichita State University in 2012, envisioning a dynamic, powerful future for WSU.

The planning effort is divided into three phases:

  • Phase I – Development of a Vision, Mission and Strategic Goals
  • Phase II – Development of individual plans for
    • Enrollment management, distance education, adult learning, retention and technology transfer
    • Academic units and Academic Affairs
    • “Student affairs” programs
  • Phase III – Development of plans for “enabler” units that support Phase II plans

co-chairsPhase I planning was completed in spring 2013. It was managed by a steering committee appointed by President Bardo and co-chaired by Cindy Claycomb, WSU professor of marketing and Ed O'Malley, president and CEO, Kansas Leadership Center. The committee engaged hundreds of people – from faculty, staff, students, business and community leaders and the general public – to generate ideas, gather data and make sense of the results.

The data from of the steering committee, town hall meetings and strategic planning retreats has been distilled into a Strategic Planning Artifact report, available on the Strategic Planning Downloads page.