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).

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—December, 20

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
TimelineJanuary—March 15, 21

Institutional and Divisional Level Objectives and


Major Budget Unit (MBU)
Operational Planning

  • Operational Plans include objectives, outcomes, and measures


TimelineMarch 15—May, 21

MBU Objectives and Outcomes