Reach Higher 2025

Strategically Advancing the University in Bold New Directions

Reach Higher 2025 is Grand Valley’s inclusive and iterative approach to establishing a new strategy to propel the university forward over the next four years.

The university’s current strategic plan will be wrapping up at the end of the 2020-21 academic year, and leadership is excited and ready to continue to chart a path with the entire community's involvement to guide innovative action and achieve impactful outcomes. In today’s dynamic higher education environment, establishing a keen strategy is essential for positioning the university for now and the future.

This website should be used as a working product and will be updated frequently based on emerging feedback from stakeholders.

This new strategy will allow Grand Valley to:

Position the university to be a top choice for students, faculty, staff, and community partners
Identify opportunities for expanding access and experiences for more learners
Leverage and continue to build our high-quality programs and experiential learning
Diversify our campus community
Ensure financial and organizational sustainability
Utilize multi-campus locations strategically

“Engagement of all of our constituents -- students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners -- is critical to developing this bold new strategy. Your input and feedback are essential as we Reach Higher for 2025.”

President Philomena V. Mantella