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DATE: February 18, 2022
WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of Grand Valley State University had previously reviewed and approved the Strategic Positioning: Strategic Plan 2016-2021 to ensure that the university operates in a way to realize its mission; and
WHEREAS, a selected group of University representatives were convened as the Reach Higher 2025 Steering Committee to lead the strategy development process for 2021-2025; and
WHEREAS, all constituents were afforded the opportunity to participate in and be heard by the strategic development process; and
WHEREAS, the Board has supported the strategy development process and engaged in its evolution over the past three years; and
WHEREAS, the faculty and student governance bodies and the Administrative Professional Committee endorsed Reach Higher 2025; and
WHEREAS, the Board has directed the administration to exercise its responsibilities to ensure that Reach Higher 2025 is approved, and that it is implemented, and that accountability is measured;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of Grand Valley State University endorses the University strategy, Reach Higher 2025, as presented at this meeting; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board approves the Grand Valley State University shared values as inquiry, inclusive and equitable community, innovation, integrity, and international perspectives; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board approves the Grand Valley State University vision as: Grand Valley State University will prepare globally minded citizens for the future they face and the communities they shape. Our community of educators will create and employ innovative approaches to liberal education and professional programs that center on and prepare students for a lifetime of continual learning and growth; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board approves the Grand Valley State University mission statement as: At Grand Valley State University, we empower learners in their pursuits, professions, and purpose. The University enriches society through excellent teaching, active scholarship, advancement of equity, and public service; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board approves the Grand Valley State University commitments as: an empowered educational experience, a lifetime of learning, and educational equity.
Formal Board of Trustees approval is available here.
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