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 Preparation & Publication Phase, the Strategic Plan Organizing Team (SPOT) has developed a PENULTIMATE Plan for Strategic Actions to Take Charge of Our Future which will be used to finalize a recommended Plan for Strategic Action to Take Charge of our Future to be presented to the Board of Trustees in June 2020.

Strategic Planning venn diagram showing the intersection of student futures and life long learnnig, academic distinction and discovery of knowledge and collective impact within the region.