Strategic planning creates a space for informed collaboration and becomes the roadmap that guides the university into the future. A strong strategic plan can act to strengthen the culture of community and enable academic excellence and student success.

The strategic planning process at Youngstown State University is underway. This website will be used as a way to stay informed about the process, as well as a location to provide valuable feedback. 

Strategic Planning Phases

Organization and conversation


Review and feedback

Preparation and publication


During the Development Phase, the Strategic Planning Organization Team transitioned to the Strategic Planning Operating Team. This group worked over the summer to compile, evaluate and analyze the academic slide decks, responses and data collected throughout Phase 1. This team continued to work with constituencies and groups across campus such as deans, chairs and divisional directors throughout the Fall 2019 semester to develop the outline for the Strategic Action Plan.