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Sharing the Vision of Kent State University

President Warren Shares Strategic Visioning Initiative
President Beverly Warren shares the vision

Kent State University President Beverly Warren visited the Salem and East Liverpool campuses on Sept. 17 as part of her Forums for the Future presentations. She met with advisory board members, faculty and students on each of the Columbiana County campuses, during which she shared her strategic visioning initiative: A Strategic Roadmap to a Shared Vision.

Through handouts and discussions, President Warren shared the university’s new vision statement and outlined a list of core values and strategic priorities that are being considered.

Vision Statement

     To be a community of change agents
     whose collective commitment to learning
     sparks epic thinking, meaningful voice
                                                                                                                and invaluable outcomes to better our society.

Core Values (draft)
President Warren Shares a Strategic Roadmap to a Shared Vision with student at Kent State University at Salem
We value:
  •  A distinctive blend of teaching, research and creative excellence
  • Active inquiry and discovery that expand knowledge and human understanding
  • Life-changing educational experiences for students with wide-ranging talents and aspirations
  • A living-learning environment that creates a genuine sense of place
  • Engagement that inspires positive change
  • Diversity of culture, beliefs, identity and thought
  • Freedom of expression and the free exchange of ideas
  • A collaborative community
  • Respect, kindness and purpose in all we do

Strategic Priorities (draft)
Priority 1: (Students First)

-   Provide an inclusive and engaged living-learning environment where students thrive and graduate as informed citizens and productive leaders

Priority 2: (A Nationally Distinctive and Distinguished Kent State)

-    Drive innovation, idea generation and national distinction through top-tier academic and research programs and the recruitment and development of talented faculty and staff

Priority 3: (Globally Competitive)

-    Advance Kent State’s contributions as an international university that prioritizes the cultural competency of students, faculty and staff

Priority 4: (Regional Impact)

-    Serve as an innovative engine for the region and state through partnerships and programs that contribute to the quality of life for Ohioans

Priority 5: (Excellence in Stewardship)

-    Ensure future growth and vitality through the strategic management of fiscal resources and infrastructure

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POSTED: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 5:29pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 1:32pm