Under the leadership of Provost Beverly Wendland, the strategic planning process will incorporate feedback from students, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni and members of the greater St. Louis community. It will be informed by five guiding principles:

●  Inclusion, diversity, equity and access

●  Global perspective

●  Stewardship

●  Community impact

●  Academic distinction

Through the lens of these five guiding principles, the planning will be organized around nine topics:

●  Campus wellness

●  Digital transformation

●  Environment, climate change and sustainability

●  Graduate and professional education

●  Personal and professional growth

●  Public health

●  Research enterprise

●  St. Louis Initiative

●  Undergraduate education

The planning process will be led by a steering committee chaired by Wendland and comprising 16 faculty members from across the university, with Martin as an ex-officio member. The steering committee is responsible for guiding the overall vision and strategy of the plan and defining the underlying values for the process. The  coordinating committee, which reports to the steering committee, oversees the progress of working groups that are charged with producing reports on the nine topics. Both of these groups include faculty, staff and students from numerous departments and perspectives, representing the wide variety of contributions individuals make to the university community.

More information is available on the strategic planning website, where news and updates will be shared throughout the planning process.