Development of the next strategic plan and bold vision for Humboldt State has begun.

To lead this initiative, The President's Strategic Initiatives Committee has been established. The committee is a subcommittee within the President’s Cabinet, comprised of faculty, staff, students, and representation from the City of Arcata.

Applying a highly consultative approach, the committee, which reports to the President, will recommend a strategic plan. The plan, which will be approved by the University Senate and adopted by the President, will guide Humboldt State for the next five years (2021-2026).

Strategic Plan Draft [Phase 1] is here!

Review the proposed vision, values and strategic goals for HSU and share your thoughts through Jan. 15. Remember, your feedback will help shape HSU’s future.

Read the Strategic Plan 
Draft [Phase 1]

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President's Charge

In order to provide a positive and meaningful educational experience for all HSU students, the steering committee and working groups should seek to establish a model global community and to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion within its planning. The committee should envision HSU as a bold, innovative institution that embraces and celebrates being a Minority Serving Institution and Hispanic Serving Institution.



Humboldt State University Strategic Plan 2021–2026

  • The Strategic Plan includes a bold vision, values, and strategic goals
  • The Strategic Plan is informed by WSCUC and other foundational documents
TimelineAugust—February 2021

Strategic Plan (Bold Vision, Values, and Strategic Goals)


Institutional & Divisional Level
Operational Planning*

  • Operational Plans include objectives, outcomes, and measures
  • This will include an overarching assessment plan
TimelineFebruary—March 2021

Institutional and Divisional Level Objectives and


Major Budget Unit (MBU)
Operational Planning

  • Operational Plans include objectives, outcomes, and measures 
TimelineMarch—May 2021

MBU Objectives and Outcomes

PHASE 4   Continuous Assessment, Improvement, and Annual Institutional Budget Planning

*Including Academic Master Plan and Enrollment Management Planning

Future Forward Forums

Community Collaboration & Shared Success

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 10:00am
Friday, November 6, 2020 - 11:00am
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 11:00am

Employee Engagement & Success

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 9:00am
Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 1:00pm

Future Proofing HSU

Monday, November 9, 2020 - 4:30pm
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 11:00am

Resources Stewardship & Sustainability

Friday, November 6, 2020 - 9:00am
Friday, November 6, 2020 - 12:00pm

Student Experience & Success

Monday, November 2, 2020 - 9:00am
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 10:00am