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Strategic Transformation


The WVU Office of the Provost has selected 12 projects for the spring semester Strategic Transformation challenge. The recipients of the $1,500 Transform This! Challenge Grants will begin work immediately and share their results on our website.

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Envisioning the Future of WVU

Over the last year, WVU faculty across all campuses engaged in an effort to identify the University’s key strengths and points of differentiation and to collectively imagine future opportunities and possibilities. In total, nearly 1,000 faculty and administrators participated in the Strategic Transformation process through a series of facilitated visioning sessions. The results of those sessions were coded, analyzed and organized into a high-level summary statement of our shared vision and purpose. While it is not a traditional “strategic plan,” it will serve as a blueprint for future growth and a guide to the University’s strategic direction.



In the future, WVU will be . . .

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An exemplary land-grant university that advances and promotes West Virginia and the Appalachia region

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A leader in the creation and dissemination of knowledge

Alan Brockman and Kyle Gillis, WVU, winners of the West Virginia Collegiate and High School Business Plan Compeititions

A unified university that is collaborative, integrative and effective

Muslim American activist and an aspiring writer, Sara Berzingi

A model of social equity

Event from Diversity Week. Women engaged in a Question and Answer session.

A university that advances a culture, climate and organizational structure that promotes sustainability, well-being and an enriched quality of life

What's Next?

Melissa Latimer at Visioning Sessions

The Strategic Transformation process was not meant to be a strategic planning exercise but rather an effort designed to bring forth the best ideas for how to position the institution for the future. Those ideas and creative vision will be represented in the President’s top strategic priorities, which will be rolled out over the next several months. In addition, a small Strategic Transformation implementation team will identify several action items to implement this coming year, particularly in the area of culture and well-being.