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Strategic Themes

Four value-based themes best represent the main focus areas of the Impact 2025 and Beyond. The themes include:

Educational Achievement

  • Provide innovative and experiential learning opportunities that promote student success. 
  • Strengthen interdisciplinary collaborations across the university that enhance students' experience throughout their academic and professional careers.
  • Support educational experiences through the optimization and stewardship of educational resources.

Welcoming Culture

  • Foster an environment that values all communities of students, faculty, staff, external constituents, and partners.
  • Support all campus communities that we serve, resulting in meaningful engagement and a positive campus climate.
  • Achieve development and advancement through institutional programming focused on cultural and global awareness.

Innovation Through Collaboration

  • Create student opportunities involving internal and external partnerships that engage the community, alumni, employees and educational institutions, resulting in students making positive contributions to society. 
  • Obtain new knowledge generated by innovative scholarly activities produced by partners, students and faculty in response to societal opportunities and challenges.

University Identity

  • Achieve recognition as an institution that delivers distinctive integrated learning opportunities that invest in stakeholder experiences.
  • Commit to investment in human capital and innovative leadership which maximize the quality of the social, economic and cultural environment.

These four themes serve as the foundation for the university's 15 strategic objectives.



  • Office of University Strategy and Transformation

    Phone: 281-283-2303

    SSCB 3.203
    2700 Bay Area Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77058

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