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Kent State is poised to determine a distinctive future of impact, influence and innovation. In order to continue to serve the communities around us, as well as reach our strategic vision for our university, it is critical to develop a common narrative that will serve all constituents. This narrative needs to tell the story of who we are and what we stand for at Kent State in an authentic and compelling way. Once developed, this story can serve as the defining thread that binds us all to a common and unique vision for this university we call home. We will work throughout the next three months to define our strategic vision, core values and top priorities. This process will require each of us to continue to reflect on our vision for Kent State and how we might share personal stories that will help to better define a distinctively great Kent State.

Our ambitious goal will be to pose a draft vision, core values and university priorities to the Kent State community by May 2015. We will hold a Town Hall gathering in early May to share the results of our interactions and analysis. Our work will then continue into the 2015 Fall Semester as we finalize our strategic vision and priorities and determine how we might share our vision externally. This is an exciting time, one in which we each will contribute to define our distinctive future together.

Learn more about the university’s strategic visioning process, Defining our Vision, and get involved!